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Community Organizing, Fierce Advocacy, Led to Closing of Notorious D.C. Youth Detention Center

D.C.'s reforms provide us with a solid road map for how community organizing and advocacy can create the political will to change a city's over-reliance on incarceration and invest in youth in their communities. Read more.

Care, not incarceration, for drug offendersCare, not incarceration, for drug offenders

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—“It’s in society’s best interest to invest more upfront in treatment and prevention, because incarceration just has so many negative side effects.”

The Clinton dynasty’s horrific legacy: How “tough-on-crime” politics built the world’s largest prison systemThe Clinton dynasty’s horrific legacy: How “tough-on-crime” politics built the world’s largest prison system

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Over the past two decades, the Clintons' version of the "War on Drugs" has inflicted needless suffering on millions.

St. Landry Parish jail helps its inmates in many waysSt. Landry Parish jail helps its inmates in many ways

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office is helping those in jail build a better life for themselves and their communities.

I Could Have Been a Child Killer Sentenced to Life in PrisonI Could Have Been a Child Killer Sentenced to Life in Prison

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—What good does it do to warehouse thousands of children in the criminal justice system when the state could simply provide them with therapeutic treatment that has been proven to reduce recidivism?

Exciting News from JPIExciting News from JPI

Announcements—We welcome a new member to the JPI family and welcome ourselves to a great new home.

Fed Shouldn't Raise Rates, Curtail Job RecoveryFed Shouldn't Raise Rates, Curtail Job Recovery

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—JPI's Jason Ziedenberg and the National Employment Law Project’s Maurice Emsellem point to some promising developments that could improve job prospects for the formerly incarcerated.

City of Houston Joins Growing List of Cities Who've Chosen to 'Ban the Box'City of Houston Joins Growing List of Cities Who've Chosen to "Ban the Box"

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Today over 45 cities and counties have removed the question regarding conviction history from their employment applications. Now we can add the City of Houston to that growing list.

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