News from past year

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Buying freedom: Do Lebanon's bail bondsmen help or exploit the poor?

Cites JPI's Bail Fail report. 

Why are we sentencing juveniles to die in prison? The Supreme Court dropped the ball.

Cites JPI's Sticker Shock via juvenile incarceration costs.

Why Do We Keep Our Aging Prisoners Behind Bars?

JPI staff address the issue of America's aging prison population and proposes a solution that would decrease our incarceration rate as well as save taxpayers dollars.

What if we treated violent crime the way we treat Ebola?

Cites JPI's Gang Wars report. 

A judge appears to be the first in Northern Virginia to drop cash bonds

Cites JPI's Bail Fail report.

Baltimore is mired in violent crime. Could part of the solution be found in reclaimed wood?

Cites JPI's The Right Investment report. 

Iowa paid dearly for holding this troubled teen in isolation for up to 21 hours a day. He's not the only one being locked away.

Cites Justice Policy Institute as part of the collaborative effort behind Stop Solitary of Kids.

Maryland Leads as Prison Populations Continue to Decline

Quotes Keith Wallington on Maryland's sentencing reforms.

The Myth Behind Long Prison Sentences

Cites JPI's work on varying sentencing times for the same crime across the globe.

Taxing our kids to fund prisons

What do schools and prisons have in common? They each require budget allocations, which establish and demonstrate our priorities. And each effects crime prevention. But how? Executive Director Marc Schindler explains. 

Illinois gets it: Schools need therapists, not more armed guards

Quotes Executive Diretor Marc Schindler. 

A Louisiana Bill Would Give Public Defenders More Funding. Public Defenders Aren’t Happy.

Cites Executive Director Marc Schindler. 

Will Sessions’ New Justice Strategy Turn the Clock Back on Civil Rights?

Executive Director Marc Schindler and Vice President of JustLeadershipUSA Brent Cohen examine how the DOJ under Sessions is pivoting away from civil rights, human rights, and criminal justice reform. Instead, Sessions' plan would tear families apart. They won’t do anything to make our communities safer. 

Comprehensive crime bill will take us back decades

Cites JPI's The Right Investment? Corrections Spending in Baltimore City report. 

7 Great Education Policy Ideas for Progressives in 2018

Cites JPI's Pruning Prisons: How Cutting Corrections Can Save Money and Protect Public Safety report.

Safety At Bend-La Pine Schools

Citing Executive Director Marc Schindler's interview with NPR about School Resource Officers.

More cops in schools affects children of color the most

Cites JPI's Education Under Arrest: The Case Against Police in Schools report.

Do school resource officers keep schools safer?

Executive Director Marc Schindler speaks about why hiring more counselors and psychologists instead of adding more law enforcement officers is proven to be safer for our schools.

Do Police Officers In Schools Really Make Them Safer?

Quotes Executive Director Marc Schindler on the effectiviness of SROs in schools. 

As new bill attempts to overhaul juvenile justice system, what you need to know about the Lincoln Hills controversy

Cites JPI's Sticker Shock report. 

Local Restorative Justice Could Be Best Kind of Diversion for Youth

Quotes JPI's Sticker Shock report. 

Hogan’s crime bills won’t actually reduce crime

As the legislature debates Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's regressive crime bills, Marc Schindler and Kevin Ring, President of Families Against Mandatory Minimum, explain why they won't actually reduce crime in Maryland.

Long Creek’s new leader concedes juvenile facility’s at a crossroads

The Portland Press Herald cites JPI's work on per-resident cost, in which Maine is among the highest in the country.

The Problem with Private Prisons

Cites JPI's Gaming the System report. 

Murder, Scandal and a State Intervention: What's Going on With Baltimore's Police Department?

Quoting Marc Schindler, Executive Director.

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