Eric Holder out

Attorney General Eric Holder announced plans this week to resign. Holder, one of the longest running attorney generals in history, took a hard look at the criminal justice system, saying in a speech in August 2013 that “too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long.” And he supports reducing mandatory sentencing…

Twitter feeds to keep in mind

If you’d like to follow me on Twitter, I’m @mdberg_bu. I typically have a mixture of personal tweets about things I care about, such as incarceration, women’s and social issues, childbirth and journalism, in addition to some articles I’ve written. I also tend to retweet a lot of information regarding journalism, incarceration and criminal justice generally.…

Trouble at Rikers

A New York Times op-ed direct from the Times’ Editorial Board is calling into question the leadership at the (some may say) famous Rikers Island jail in New York City. The op-ed follows an article from the same publication over the weekend that the Department of Correction deliberately left out passages from a 2012 report recommending the…