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'Vice' on HBO Tackles Criminal Justice Reform and Youth Incarceration

Here's how you can help at risk youth from becoming an incarceration statistic.
Impact Staff
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Ex-Juvenile Detainees Get Job Training and a Second Chance at This Dallas Restaurant

Dropping recidivism rates, one new job at a time.
Eric Kingrea
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A Safe Housing Space for Formerly Incarcerated Women Faces Opposition from Lawmakers and Neighbors

Topeka Sam's Hope House is an invaluable resource for lowering incarceration rates but needs help to keep the doors open in the face of hostility.
Emily Weitz
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America's Broken Cash Bail System is Criminal Justice Gone Terribly Wrong

Across the country, legislators acknowledge that the bail bonds unfairly targets poor people and people of color. Now some states are taking steps to change.
Kimberly Lawson
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These Are the 5 States Most Likely to Legalize Weed in 2018

Jeff Sessions hates weed, but he can't stop these states from making it legal.
Katelyn Harrop

Adopting Denmark's Unorthodox Prison System Could Benefit Ex-Offenders in America

Some Scandinavian detainees live and work like regular citizens despite criminal convictions. Would so-called 'open prisons' work in the US?
Alexis Chemblette
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These Startups Think Jobs Not Sentences Help Keep Ex-Offenders Out of Jail

Some young Londoners are on a mission to help reduce reoffending rates by employing inmates on release.
Alice Rowsome
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How These Pro Bono Lawyers Are Fighting Louisiana's Broken Court System

The Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana's mission is to stop recidivism by working for ex-offenders in legal trouble.
Madeline Moitozo

This New Jobs Platform Matches Ex-Offenders With Employers

Anywhere between 60 and 75 percent of ex-offenders are still unemployed a year after their release, so this new technology wants to bring those numbers down.
Kimberly Lawson

VICE's Apprenticeship Program Is Changing the Justice System Narrative

VICE joined a New York state initiative to help people with criminal records get work, and urges other companies to join the pledge.
Aaron Barksdale
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These Powerful Movies Expose America's Broken Criminal Justice System

Some essential on-screen examples that show, rather than just tell, audiences what isn't working.
Nia Decaille

This is Your Brain on Drugs and Other Hilariously Bad Anti-Drug PSAs

We at VICE Impact hashed out some of the most insane anti-drug PSAs of our time.
Impact Staff