Erika Goodmanson

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New data trove will use Google and Zuckerberg money to shine a light into our police force

Police reformers in the U.S. have faced a persistent obstacle: Comprehensive, public information about what's going on with America's criminal …

Bronx, New York, Street Named After Kalief Browder

Kalief Browder, a Bronx, New York, man who committed suicide after spending years in solitary confinement at just 16, will have a street named in his …

Louisiana criminal justice overhaul threatened because of Democrats, GOP budget fight | NOLA.com

The Louisiana House put off voting on bills that are part of a wider criminal justice overhaul Thursday (May 25) because the Democrats and …

Republicans

John Legend On Prison Reform and Activism

"What we're doing right now is radically terrible and radically punitive and inhumane – and we need to reverse course."<p>On March 31, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to close the city's infamous and troubled jail complex on Rikers Island, after decades of protests, federal investigations, …

New York City

States Trim Penalties and Prison Rolls, Even as Sessions Gets Tough

Louisiana has the nation’s highest incarceration rate. But this week, Gov. John Bel Edwards struck a deal to reduce sentences and the prison population, saving millions annually.<p>If lawmakers approve the changes, Louisiana will be following more than 30 states, including Georgia, Texas and South …

Ed Burke suggests 'tiny houses' for Chicago homeless

They're all the rage with chic millennial couples on cable TV — but could "tiny houses" also be the solution for Chicago's homeless population?<p>It's a question 14th Ward Ald. <b>Ed Burke</b> hopes a series of public hearings can answer.<p>Costing just $2,000 a pop and measuring a cramped 320 square feet, the …

Judge: Muslim who says she was mistaken for terrorist can proceed with lawsuit

A federal judge says a Muslim woman has made plausible claims that Chicago police violated her rights by mistakenly identifying her last year as a potential "lone wolf" terrorist as she left a subway station.<p>The Chicago ruling means Itemid Al-Matar's lawsuit alleging officers pulled off her …

City settles lawsuit with exonerated man, one of Englewood Four

Five years after DNA evidence exonerated Terrill Swift — one of the Englewood Four teens wrongfully convicted of the 1994 rape and murder of a South Side woman — the city settled a lawsuit on the eve of a trial alleging police and prosecutors conspired to hang the case on him.<p>It is the first …

Trump administration is clueless on criminal justice

Progress on criminal justice reform seems to have merely stalled.<p>After President Trump's surprise firing of FBI Director James Comey, the flurry of comparisons to President Nixon started to fly. But the comparison could just as easily have been made to Trump's intentions toward criminal …

Louisiana's ex-inmates might be forced to pay for their parole supervisors' raises | NOLA.com

A proposal to make Louisiana's ex-inmates pay higher fees to fund pay raises for their parole and probation supervisors continues to gain traction in …

6 Tips to Never Be Late Again

We all have a horror story about being late -- arriving at a wedding just as the bride and groom are running off in a shower of birdseed or picking up your panicked child at an otherwise empty field after baseball practice. Being late even shows up in our nightmares -- who hasn't woken up in a …

Time Management

Why are people so obsessed with Scandinavia?

<b>Emmet Brickowoski in "The Lego Movie", ABBA, Noomi Rapace as Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (AP/Carlos Osorio/Salon)</b><p>A British writer fed up with Danish monoculture asks whether Nordic nations have really created the best societies<p>Laura Miller<p>January 27, 2015 12:01am (UTC)<p>"I …

Red Cross

Treadmill Desks Aren’t Just Healthier, They’ll Also Boost Your Work Performance

A new study finds just the opposite. Treadmill desks actually improve people’s attention to a task and their ability to recall details about the task …

It’s Time You Start Watching The Americans

Every January, I make a list of overly ambitious New Year’s resolutions that always includes something to better my health, something to improve my finances, and something to expand my cultural repertoire. For 2015, I decided it was time to give <i>The Americans</i> a chance. The show about a pair of …

Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains

Teens can't control impulses and make rapid, smart decisions like adults can — but why?<p>Research into how the human brain develops helps explain. In a teenager, the frontal lobe of the brain, which controls decision-making, is built but not fully insulated — so signals move slowly.<p>"Teenagers are not …

The Forgiveness Boost

Making amends with those who trespass against us yields a number of physical and mental benefits. Sometimes even victims of the worst crimes can find solace in letting go.<p>On New Year’s Eve in 1995, Frances McNeill, a 78-year-old woman who lived alone in Knoxville, Tennessee, went to bed early. …

Psychology

Why You Should Take A Social Media Sabbatical

Social media definitely forces me to think about whatever is on my screen. Sometimes it’s something I don’t want to think about, like football (American or European). Sometimes it’s something that riles me up, like proposed pipelines going through my Province. Sometimes I’m taken from a happy place …

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

Medicine