A National Agenda for Criminal Justice Reform: Not Just Second Chances, but a Rational First Response
During a powerful speech to the NAACP convention on Tuesday, President Obama outlined sweeping reforms to ensure our justice system is more fair and effective. He will be the first President to visit a federal prison, and he commuted more sentences in a single day since Lyndon B. Johnson.
Click here to read Marc Schindler's piece orignially published by the Huffington Post.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Sandra Bland’s death was preventable on multiple levels. A jail architect explains how design failed her nearly as badly as the police.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—The Koch brothers have connections to lobbying groups that harmed inmates, yet they are becoming vocal advocates for prison reform.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—JPI's Jason Ziedenberg discusses prisons, community corrections, and rehabilitation and re-integration of formerly incarcerated people.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Criminal justice reform experts discuss problems with parole in America on the Kojo show.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Marc Schindler, JPI's executive director, discusses the realities of being a minor in prison on HuffPost Live.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—A Marketplace analysis found the unemployment rate in Sandtown-Winchester is 22 percent.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Amanda Petteruti, Justice Policy Institute's senior research associate, wrote a letter to the editor in response to a Washington Post article entitled “ Va. to revisit parole option .”
Announcements—JPI responds to this significant event
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Columbia has just become the first university in the U.S. to divest from private prison companies.
Announcements—The Justice Policy Institute is proud to announce its newest board member, Marcus Bullock
Announcements—Rachel Herzing, 2015 Soros Fellow, partners with JPI to explore an unconventional approach to community safety
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—John Oliver's latest target is the US bail system that hurts low-income defendants while allowing the wealthy to pay their way to freedom.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—The good news is that more today is known than ever before about what works and doesn't work to address offending and promote safety....
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—New legislation would give Oklahoma’s judges more discretion in sentencing certain nonviolent offenders.
JPI in the News—Silverberg outlines the "instant-gratification society" that we live in today, where we fight the notion to save for future needs and instead work towards...
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Within the last year, “mass incarceration” has become a buzzword...
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—The U.K.'s exceedingly logical approach is in stark contrast to prevailing attitudes in the United States...
JPI in the News—A combination of drugs, corruption and institutional racism has plagued Baltimore for decades.
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
JPI in the News—The system that people in Baltimore rose up against stretches back across the centuries.
JPI in the News, Criminal Justice News—Bail in Baltimore is a weird thing—and complicated, but it’s worth understanding because it matters.