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The COVID-19 ‘Catch-22’ for Young People Behind Bars
JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler d iscusses the current reality of y outh in juvenile…
COVID-19 Behind Bars: Release Can Be ‘Lethal’ Without Help
JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler discusses how, as a response to COVID-19, the release of…
Staff, Youth at Enormous Risk of COVID-19 in Correctional Facilities
JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler discusses how both staff and youth inside correctional…
After the COVID-19 Release of Prisoners, Who Will Help Them?
JPI's Associate Tyrone Walker shares his experiences and why officials must immediately begin…
Let’s keep youth justice from making the coronavirus worse
JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler reflects on how r eleasing low risk incarcerated youth will…
Connecticut has reason to celebrate on youth justice reforms
JPI's Executive Director reflects on Connecticut's 10-year-anniversary of raising the age for…
Maryland should follow D.C.’s lead on youth rehabilitation
JPI's Marc Schindler and Tyrone Walker discuss racial injustice in Maryland's justice system.
Maryland’s prisons and an unjust justice system
Discusses JPI's report analyzing the racial injustices that continue to plague Maryland’s…
Ending the violence in Baltimore
JPI's Ryan King, Director of Research and Policy, and Keith Wallington, State Based Strategist,…
How I ‘Jump-Started’ My Life After Prison
Tyrone Walker, JPI Intern and Georgetown Pivot Fellow, writes on the importance of second chances…
Youth rehabilitation in D.C.: From controversy to progress
Executive Director Marc Schindler discusses reforms to the Youth Rehabilitation Act and services…
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…
For youthful offenders, incarceration doesn't always equal accountability
Executive Director Marc Schindler comments on youth involved in the justice system, and JPI's new…
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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