Statement on Virginia Parole Review and Update Commission

The announcement on June 24th by Virginia Governor McAuliffe to create a commission to study bringing parole back to Virginia is a critical step in balancing public safety needs in a cost effective way in the Commonwealth. Read more...

Ex-convicts struggle to find work in BaltimoreEx-convicts struggle to find work in Baltimore

Criminal Justice News—A Marketplace analysis found the unemployment rate in Sandtown-Winchester is 22 percent.

Rethink incarceration in VirginiaRethink incarceration in Virginia

Criminal Justice News—Amanda Petteruti, Justice Policy Institute's senior research associate, wrote a letter to the… Continue

The Left's Latest Big Money Target: For-Profit PrisonsThe Left's Latest Big Money Target: For-Profit Prisons

Criminal Justice News—Columbia University, which manages a $9.2 billion endowment, has just become the first university… Continue

JPI is proud to announce its newest board memberJPI is proud to announce its newest board member

Announcements—The Justice Policy Institute is proud to announce its newest board member, Marcus Bullock

Soros Fellow Partners With JPISoros Fellow Partners With JPI

Announcements—Rachel Herzing, 2015 Soros Fellow, partners with JPI to explore an unconventional approach to… Continue

Watch John Oliver explain why the US bail system is terribleWatch John Oliver explain why the US bail system is terrible

Criminal Justice News—John Oliver's latest target is the US bail system that has effectively hurt low-income defendants… Continue

Bringing an End to the Incarceration GenerationBringing an End to the Incarceration Generation

Criminal Justice News—The good news is that more today is known than ever before about what works and doesn't work to… Continue

New Prison Reform Law Creates 'Momentum,' But Limitations Could Lessen ImpactNew Prison Reform Law Creates 'Momentum,' But Limitations Could Lessen Impact

Criminal Justice News—New legislation would give Oklahoma’s judges more discretion in sentencing certain nonviolent… Continue

Silverberg: Progress requires investing now for future gainsSilverberg: Progress requires investing now for future gains

JPI in the News—Silverberg outlines the "instant-gratification society" that we live in today, where we fight the… Continue

Want to reduce mass incarceration? Do no harm and invest in people and communitiesWant to reduce mass incarceration? Do no harm and invest in people and communities

Criminal Justice News—While Baltimore and others are plagued by issues that go far beyond the criminal justice system,… Continue

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

Criminal Justice News—The U.K.'s exceedingly logical approach is in stark contrast to prevailing attitudes in the U.S.,… Continue

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… 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.

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

Criminal Justice News—Bail in Baltimore is a weird thing—and complicated, but it’s worth understanding… Continue

Keep Kids Out of HandcuffsKeep Kids Out of Handcuffs

Criminal Justice News—The legal system has often become a go-to for even the most minor transgressions of children,… Continue

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

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

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The Right Investment? Corrections Spending in Baltimore City

Maryland taxpayers are spending $5 million or more to incarcerate people from each of about half of Baltimore’s communities (25 of 55), with total spending of $288 million a year on incarcerating people from Baltimore in Maryland’s prisons. See More

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