• Suffragist Prisoners and the Importance of Protecting Prisoner Protests

    Author(s):
    Nicole Godfrey
    Date:
    2019
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    MSU Law Faculty Repository
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    Article
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    https://doi.org/10.17613/wjm4-gs24
    Abstract:
    For the last several years, criminal justice reform has been a pressing political topic, and radical proposals to overhaul the criminal justice system have gained traction.' Nearly all of the candidates in the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential primary field introduced comprehensive proposals to curb (or even eliminate) mass incarceration.2 The reasons for this new-found political interest in dramatic criminal justice reform are varied and complex, but we can be certain shifting public opinion on the cause and consequences of mass incarceration played some part.3 But why has the public's view of mass incarceration so dramatically shifted? Undoubtedly, public information campaigns and social justice movements have provided the average American more information about the historical and present-day realities of the American criminal justice system.4 Studies have found that the more information provided to the average American citizen, the more likely they are to support reforms.s5
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