The Des Newsletter

A national criminal justice newsletter

Read past issues here.

It drops into your email weekly with a collection of small and digestible snippets from the frontlines of the criminal justice system. It promises to be humanizing, spunky, and educational.

Our name: Des is short for Desmoterion, “place of chains”, used to describe prisons in ancient Athens. We like the idea of the chains because incarceration expands far beyond bars to laws, policies, belief systems, private industry and America’s idea of freedom.


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