A new report from The Sentencing Project, a Washington, D.C., based think tank, found that nationwide, Native youth are three times and Black youth five times more likely to be incarcerated than whites. The report supports the concept that racial disparities in the criminal justice system start before adulthood. Though less might be landing behind […]Read More
A freelance journalist based in the District of Columbia, LJ Dawson spent the last few years bouncing between the Beltway and the Rocky Mountains. She covers equity, criminal justice and social movements. Her newsletter, The Des, covers the American justice system. Her reporting has been published in NPR, Denver Westword, NBC, Kaiser Health News and POLITICO Magazine.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Activists and advocates with DCMJ, better known as DC Marijuana Justice, have pushed cannabis legalization in the nation’s capital through stunts in the past — like when they trolled power suit-wearing Capitol Hill types by passing out thousands of hand rolled joints near the United States Capitol. But now they’re moving into […]Read More