Stories tagged: "criminal justice reform"


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Where A Juvenile Commits A Crime Can Determine Their Fate

For every child who enters the juvenile justice system, the outcome can vary widely, depending on where the case is heard and the offense is committed.

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Tempe Officer Repeatedly Accused of Excessive Force Will Keep Job

An investigation found Officer Ronald Kerzaya violated several policies and he won't return as a patrol officer for at least one year.

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Pima County Just Voted to Help Those Who Can’t Pay Bail. Will Others Follow?

The decision is a major win for the bail reform-movement in Arizona. Pima County officials voted to create a program to pay the bail of some people who are charged with low-level crimes and can’t afford bonds. The Arizona Daily Star reported the 3-2 vote last week by the Board of Supervisors, which gives the...

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Watch Out, Santa Cruz County—There’s a New Sheriff in Town

David Hathaway is ready to step into the chief law enforcement officer role in Santa Cruz County as constituents prepare to bid adieu to their sheriff of almost three decades.

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House Democrats Just Voted to Decriminalize Weed. Now the Bill Goes to the GOP-Controlled Senate.

“For far too long, we have treated marijuana as a criminal justice problem instead of as a matter of personal choice and public health."

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This UN Climate Advisor Worked on Global Policy. Now She Wants to Help Phoenix.

Yassamin Ansari faces off against Cinthia Estela this March in the runoff election for Phoenix City Council.

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This Former Prisoner Believes Julie Gunnigle Can Create Real Change in Maricopa County

Criminal justice reform under Gunnigle includes an end to the cash bail system and ending the practice of prosecuting for low-level marijuana offenses.