Why judicial races matter to Black Lives Matter

September 2, 2020 at 5:29 pm

1 in every 10 black men in their thirties is in prison or jail. Sentences for black men committing the same federal crime are 19.1 percent longer. Why? Many stages of the criminal justice system are behind these statistics. For instance, prosecutors decide what charges to bring and what sentences […]

Justice is a bargain: 7 questions for Charmaine McGuffey, candidate for Hamilton County sheriff

March 30, 2020 at 11:27 am

In Hamilton County, OH, the county I live in, the sheriff’s office has recently been involved in several high-profile police brutality incidents. In May 2018, the sheriff’s office agreed to a $500,000 settlement after a corrections officer, Jason Mize, shoved a 61-year-old man, Mark Myers, headfirst into a cinderblock cell so hard […]