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Bail system creates another hurdle for poor defendants, including recent protestors

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British Politician Has a Harsh Message for the Police — and America Needs to Pay AttentionBritish Politician Has a Harsh Message for the Police — and America Needs to Pay Attention

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—The U.K.'s exceedingly logical approach is in stark contrast to prevailing attitudes in the U.S., where police funding has mushroomed far out of proportion to actual crime rates.

The battle for BaltimoreThe battle for Baltimore

JPI in the News—A combination of drugs, corruption and institutional racism has plagued Baltimore for decades.

Punish or rehab? Look at the costsPunish or rehab? Look at the costs

JPI in the News—The vast majority of those incarcerated will be at an age still requiring them to have employment when they’re released, but it can be a very difficult proposition for them if they are not… Continue

The Real 'Looting': From Slavery to Policing and BeyondThe Real "Looting": From Slavery to Policing and Beyond

JPI in the News—The system that people in Baltimore rose up against stretches back across the centuries.

Keep Kids Out of HandcuffsKeep Kids Out of Handcuffs

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—The legal system has often become a go-to for even the most minor transgressions of children, particularly children of color.

Amid turmoil in Baltimore, a story of hidden health care gapsAmid turmoil in Baltimore, a story of hidden health care gaps

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Baltimore suffers glaring disparities in crime rates, income, education, housing – and health.

Drug courts are not the answerDrug courts are not the answer

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Drug courts may do more harm than good when it comes to treating participants, saving taxpayer dollars and keeping people out of jail for simple drug possession.

These maps show just how racially problematic our bail system isThese maps show just how racially problematic our bail system is

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Most of the people being held in local jails have not been convicted of a crime and are only there because they couldn’t afford to post bail pre-trial.

They’re Not ‘Thugs’ — They’re Our ChildrenThey’re Not ‘Thugs’ — They’re Our Children

JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—By referring to the young adults engaged in Baltimore’s protests as “criminals” and “thugs," commentators invoke harmful narratives about the young people involved.

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