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Slamming the Courthouse Door: 25 years of evidence for repealing the Prison Litigation Reform Act

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The Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) — one of many damaging Clinton era crime bills — has made it harder for incarcerated people to file federal lawsuits and seek relief when their civil and human rights are violated. On the 25th anniversary of the PLRA being signed into law, our report provides a thorough analysis of the harm done by this law, explaining how it limits access to meaningful justice and makes court orders less effective.



Mass incarceration, state by state

Learn about the national prison crisis and how we can begin to turn the tide on mass incarceration. Then, drill down to your state.




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