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After a report on disparities in Hawaii’s criminal justice system, that state has been working on ways to provide more equitable treatment of Native Hawaiians.
Native America Calling NAC
Just as Native people are overrepresented in jails and prisons, they make up a disproportionate number of those on supervised release.
Prison Bars
Numerous studies over the years point out the overrepresentation of Native women in U.S. prisons. Even Native girls are incarcerated at higher rates.
Cherokee Nation
When the U.S. Supreme Court reaffirmed tribal jurisdiction over our reservations in eastern Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation was quick to push forward with a transformative vision for our criminal justice system.
'Enough Is Enough - Free Leonard Peltier'
A large crowd rallied outside the White House, calling on President Joe Biden to free imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier.
Leonard Peltier
As Leonard Peltier enters his 48th year behind bars, his supporters and legal advocates are renewing the push to have him released through whatever means.
Over-Incarceration of Native Americans: Roots, Inequities, and Solutions
The research on the over-representation of Native people behind bars is long and vast.
Washington State Penitentiary
Native prisoners at the Washington State Penitentiary hosted their first powwow in three years, a 50-year tradition temporarily halted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Danny Wilber
A citizen of the Oneida Nation just walked free after serving 18 years in prison for a wrongful conviction.
Denying our spiritual practices for more than 100 years has impacted generations of Indian people.