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“All are presumed innocent until proven guilty” is a phrase commonly employed when articulating the principles of the American criminal justice system. Unfortunately, reality falls short of this idealistic statement. I spent this summer interning [...]
Interning at the Health Brigade in Richmond, Virginia expanded my perspective of both poverty and charity by challenging me to see how various factors and situations may interact, creating a vicious cycle of poverty rooted [...]
As I drive down the desolate Kentucky roads in the early summer of 2017 there is no whisper on the radio of an opioid epidemic or of hurricanes that would devastate and capture the attention [...]
When I first walked into D.C.’s Central Detention Facility, I could hardly contain my excitement. I could not wait to show our client the evidence my partner and I had found. I wanted to [...]