Suzi Wizowaty serves as clerk of the Judiciary Committee in her third term in the Vermont House of Representatives. She also directs a new nonprofit, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform (

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Most Americans probably know that we incarcerate more people in this country—both per capita and in sheer numbers—than any other country in the world. The Pew Research Center reported in 2008 that one out of every hundred Americans was behind bars.1 The Sentencing Project sets the total number at 2.2 million. Many times that number […]

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