Criminal Justice News

Harrington launches new juvenile justice initiative
Cites JPI's "Sticker Shock" report.
Why America Needs to Break Its Addiction to Long Prison Sentences
Cites JPI's "Finding Direction" sentencing factsheet.
Push to allow some violent criminals a chance at early release causes U.S. attorney for District to come out fighting
Quotes Marc Schindler, JPI's Executive Director.
North Carolina Officials Working to Promote School Justice Partnerships
Cites JPI's "Dangers of Detention" report.
Criminal Justice Reform Now
Cites "Virginia's Justice System" Policy Brief.
DC Council is considering letting more violent offenders out early. The U.S. Attorney’s office says that’s a horrible idea
Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler and JPI Associate Tyrone Walker.
Booker’s right: Paying $60,000 a year to jail one geriatric inmate deserves ‘a second look’
Cites JPI's "The Ungers, 5 Years and Counting" report.
Texas DA's vow to continue prosecuting pot possession cases sparks concern over costs, fairness
Cities JPI's "Race and Imprisonment in Texas" report.
Calvin Ash comes home from prison, 15 years overdue
Cites Maryland Justice Reinvestment Act: One Year Later [POLICY BRIEFS 2018].
Maryland should release more elderly inmates
Cites JPI's "The Ungers, 5 Years and Counting" report.
Overcrowded jails, wasted tax dollars: Let's reform cash bail in Kentucky — and the nation
Cites JPI's Bail Fail report.
Thousands of Americans are jailed before trial. A new report shows the lasting impact.
Cites JPI's Bail Fail report.
How I ‘Jump-Started’ My Life After Prison
Tyrone Walker, JPI Intern and Georgetown Pivot Fellow, writes on the importance of second chances…
Watch Wide Angle Youth Media’s video on the Unger Group
Discussing the release of the new short film " The Ungers: A Matter of Time."
OSI publishes cost-benefit analysis of releasing aging prisoners
Cites JPI's “ The Ungers: Five Years and Counting ” report.
Paroling elderly inmates is humane solution to costly mass incarceration
Executive Director Marc Schindler discusses geriatric parole and the landmark court ruling —…
Congress should move forward on sentencing reform
Cites JPI's "The Ungers, 5 Years and Counting."
Nonprofit points to Maryland Unger cases as proof oldest prisoners should be set free
Cites and discusses JPI's new report "The Ungers, 5 Years and Counting."
Crime Victims Agree Violent Offenders Should Also Get Community Treatment
JPI staff Ryan King and Jeremy Kittredge discuss our new report "Smart, Safe, Fair: Strategies to…
A Balanced Response to Youth Violence
Keith Wallington, JPI's State Based Strategist, discusses crime survivor needs and our "Smart,…
On the one year anniversary of Md.'s Justice Reinvestment Act, we don't have enough data to analyze its efficacy
JPI's Ryan King and Keith Wallington weigh in on the one year anniversary of Maryland's Justice…
[PRESS RELEASE] On the first anniversary of the Justice Reinvestment Act, a new Justice Policy Institute policy brief calls for full implementation
Justice Reinvestment Act Press Release.
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…
Taxing our kids to fund prisons
What do schools and prisons have in common? They each require budget allocations, which establish…
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…

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