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IEMI Calls on Senators to end biased questioning of public defenders nominated to the bench

The Institute to End Mass Incarceration joined over 50 national, state, and local organizations calling on members of the Senate Judiciary committee to stop treating public defenders as “less well-prepared for the bench than lawyers from prosecutor and civil practice backgrounds.”

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‘What can we do to help create 150 years of change in 10 years?’

The leaders of the Institute to End Mass Incarceration describe the Institute’s mission and its strategy for change.

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Executive Faculty Director Andrew Crespo works with students to overturn a policy exacerbating mass incarceration in Washington, DC.

Harvard Law School students under the supervision of Executive Faculty Director Andrew Crespo appeared in federal court to challenge a federal policy in Washington, DC, that doubles prison sentences for people accused of possessing a firearm. The policy has been applied almost exclusively against Black men, and was initially secretly targeted at the Blackest neighborhoods in the city.

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Should People with Felony Convictions Serve on Juries

Read coverage in Harvard Magazine of an event hosted by the Institute discussing the importance of protecting the right of people convicted of crimes to continue serving on juries.

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Executive Director Premal Dharia tells Congress to fight mass incarceration by ending injustices of pretrial detention

Executive Director Premal Dharias tells Congress that there are “important measures Congress could undertake to address our country’s addiction to incarceration and punishment and the crisis of mass incarceration that is devastating our communities.”

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Events

Twenty Million Angry Men: A Conversation about the Importance of Including People with Felony Convictions in Our Jury System

On June 2, 2021, the Institute to End Mass Incarceration co-hosted a panel discussion with […]

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Changing Carceral Systems through Compassion, Practice, and Research

On February 4, 2021, Executive Faculty Director Andrew Manuel Crespo moderated a panel discussion at […]

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Announcements & Documents

Announcing Inquest, a forum for advancing bold decarceral ideas

With a mission to examine the deep roots and many branches of the American carceral […]

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Read Executive Director Premal Dharia’s Testimony to Congress about Pretrial Detention

On March 26, 2021, Executive Director Premal Dharia testified before the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcomittee […]

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