Students still have a voice in how they are treated by school and law enforcement officials.
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North Dakota has made some efforts to address its growing prison population in recent years, passing reforms in 2017 and taking steps to reduce penalties for marijuana possession in 2019. And those are important first steps. But there’s more to be done.
Ultimately, the answer is up to North Dakota’s voters, policymakers, communities, and criminal justice advocates as they move forward with the urgent work of ending the country’s obsession with mass incarceration.