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Two MAG-Net Members Awarded 2017 Soros Justice Fellowships

Center for Media Justice and the Media Action Grassroots Network (MAG-Net) are proud to announce that not one, but two MAG-Net members are being awarded prestigious 2017 Soros Justice Fellowships! Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. Read more

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Electronic Monitoring of Youth in the California Justice System

The use of electronic monitoring in the criminal justice system has grown exponentially in recent years. Despite this rapid expansion, little is known about how this technology is being used on youth. This report is the first to examine juvenile electronic monitoring rules and policies across an entire state. The report represents a joint effort Read more

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Tip Sheet for Filming Immigration and Customs Officials (ICE)

“Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) continues to surveil, target, and harass immigrant communities, often showing up at homes in nondescript clothing, identifying as police officers, or using fabricated stories to gain entry (practices also sustained throughout the previous administration). We believe that filming these encounters on a cellphone or other device, if possible, can help Read more

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The Poor Get Prison: The Alarming Spread of the Criminalization of Poverty

This report by Karen Dolan and Jodi L. Carr summarizes the “criminalization of poverty,” filling out the true breadth and depth of this national crisis. The key elements examined are: the targeting of poor people with fines and fees for misdemeanors, and the resurgence of debtors’ prisons – the imprisonment of people unable to pay debts Read more