Rethinking Solitary Confinement
In an unprecedented op-ed in the Washington Post, President Obama called solitary confinement an “affront to our common humanity.” While banning solitary confinement for juveniles in federal custody, President Obama’s piece also introduced the Department of Justice’s Report and Recommendations on Restrictive Housing. Both the President’s statement and the Report’s guiding principles give national voice to a position shared by major professional organizations, including JPI. For more information about juveniles and solitary confinement, read our response to President Obama’s op-ed and take a look at the tools listed on the right.
Criminal Justice News—JPI's Paul Ashton discusses private prisons.
Criminal Justice News—JPI's Marc Schindler discusses youth solitary confinement.
Announcements—JPI responds to Governor Hogan's announcement.
Announcements—President Obama banned the use of solitary for juveniles in federal prison.
Criminal Justice News—We have put too much responsibility on law enforcement.
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Criminal Justice News—JPI's Marc Schindler weighs in on the bail bond industry.
Criminal Justice News—How we can sustain 2015's criminal justice reform.
Criminal Justice News—We must reinvest outside the justice system in order to bring justice to Baltimore.
Criminal Justice News—The Freddie Gray incident sheds light on large problems in Baltimore
Criminal Justice News—Maryland will consider legislation that is aimed at reducing the prison population.
Criminal Justice News—JPI advocates for a different approach to addressing violence within the community.
Criminal Justice News—Why we should raise the age for the juvenile justice system.
Criminal Justice News—Juvenile justice systems have an unprecedented opportunity to utilize advances in knowledge.
JPI Daily News Digest—Only 12 states mandate that school resource officers receive student-specific preparation.
Criminal Justice News—The number of juveniles committed to prison or other facilities dropped by 53 percent between 2001… Continue
Criminal Justice News—A sheriff's deputy in South Carolina was fired after he grabbed and threw a black student during a… Continue
Announcements—The Justice Policy Institute is proud to announce its newest board member, Michael Satin
Criminal Justice News—JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler discusses the need for criminal justice reform.
Criminal Justice News—Is it time for America to close its youth prisons?
Criminal Justice News—Maryland's Justice Reinvestment Council must make bold decisions to make a difference.
Criminal Justice News—How investing in healthy communities can promote safety.
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Criminal Justice News—The Charles Koch Institute and the ACLU of Virginia come together to advocate for criminal justice… Continue
JPI in the News—Baltimore burned after Gray's death because his demise was emblematic.
Criminal Justice News—Letter in response to the New York Times piece On Probation, Lives Can Run Far Off Track .
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Criminal Justice News—VA's parole system has become a topic of conversation in recent months, the result of a new… Continue
Criminal Justice News—On Thursday, July 30, Gov. Hogan announced the immediate closing of the Baltimore City Detention… Continue
Criminal Justice News—The state of MD will save $10 million-$15 million per year by closing Baltimore City Detention… Continue
Announcements—Statement on Governor Hogan’s announcement of closing Baltimore jail
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Criminal Justice News—The Koch brothers have connections to lobbying groups that harmed inmates, yet they are becoming… Continue
Criminal Justice News—JPI's Jason Ziedenberg discusses prisons, community corrections, and rehabilitation and… Continue
Criminal Justice News—Criminal justice reform experts discuss problems with parole in America on the Kojo show.
Criminal Justice News—Marc Schindler, JPI's executive director, discusses the realities of being a minor in prison on… Continue
Criminal Justice News—A Marketplace analysis found the unemployment rate in Sandtown-Winchester is 22 percent.
Criminal Justice News—Amanda Petteruti, Justice Policy Institute's senior research associate, wrote a letter to the… Continue
Announcements—JPI responds to this significant event
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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… Continue
Criminal Justice News—John Oliver's latest target is the US bail system that hurts low-income defendants while allowing… Continue
Criminal Justice News—The good news is that more today is known than ever before about what works and doesn't work to… Continue
Criminal Justice News—New legislation would give Oklahoma’s judges more discretion in sentencing certain nonviolent… Continue
JPI in the News—Silverberg outlines the "instant-gratification society" that we live in today, where we fight the… Continue
Criminal Justice News—Within the last year, “mass incarceration” has become a buzzword...
Criminal Justice News—The U.K.'s exceedingly logical approach is in stark contrast to prevailing attitudes in the United… Continue
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… Continue
JPI in the News—The system that people in Baltimore rose up against stretches back across the centuries.
Criminal Justice News—Bail in Baltimore is a weird thing—and complicated, but it’s worth understanding… Continue