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Fiscal Policy

The Right Investment? Corrections Spending in Baltimore City
According to a new report released today by the Justice Policy Institute and the Prison Policy…
Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration
Our new report, Sticker Shock: Calculating the Full Price Tag for Youth Incarceration, provides…
Billion Dollar Divide: Virginia's Sentencing, Corrections and Criminal Justice Challenge
Billion Dollar Divide points to racial disparities, skewed fiscal priorities, and missed…
Virginia's Justice System: Expensive, Ineffective and Unfair
Virginia's Justice System: Expensive, Ineffective and Unfair points to reforms that, if…
BAIL REFORM UPDATE 2013: Pretrial Services Programs Refined and Expanded Their Reach, while the Bail Industry Continued to Fight Forfeiture Collection and Non-financial Release
This brief provides an update on pretrial and bail reform over the last year as a follow up to…
Juvenile Justice Reform in Connecticut: How Collaboration and Commitment Have Improved Public Safety and Outcomes for Youth
Juvenile Justice Reform in Connecticut highlights the past two decades of Connecticut’s…
Two New Reports Show Juvenile Confinement Reform in Five States
Removing young people who engage in delinquent behavior from their homes and communities and…
JPI Bail Report Series
JPI published three reports on the U.S. bail system in an effort to raise public awareness on an…
For Better or For Profit: How the Bail Bonding Industry Stands in the Way of Fair and Effective Pretrial Justice
Second in series on bail recommends the U.S. should end for-profit bail bonding; promote and…
Bail Fail: Why the U.S. Should End the Practice of Using Money for Bail
JPI's newest analysis shows that the practice of using money to decide release while awaiting trial…
Behind the Times: President Obama's FY2013 Budget
Despite the fact that prison populations have fallen for the first time in 40 years, President…
Federal Folly: FY2012 U.S. Department of Justice Budget Gorges on Prisons, Gouges Juvenile Justice
The proposed 2012 budget for the U.S. Department of Justice puts locking people up ahead of…
System Overload: The Costs of Under-Resourcing Public Defense
The overburdening of U.S. public defense systems that serve millions of people annually is…
Doing the Same Thing and Expecting Different Results
The President’s proposed FY2012 budget will do little to reduce the burden of incarceration…
Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Spending
A review of the $2 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds spent on the…
Money Well Spent: How Positive Social Investments Will Reduce Incarceration Rates, Improve Public Safety, and Promote the Well-Being of Communities.
More people in the United States are being arrested and incarcerated even though crime has dropped,…
Fact Sheet on The Obama Administration’s 2011 Budget: More Policing, Prisons, and Punitive Policies
Justice advocates disturbed by proposed $29 billion for ineffective and unfair policies.
Pruning Prisons: How Cutting Corrections Can Save Money and Protect Public Safety
Federal, state and local governments are spending a combined $68 billion dollars a year on a system…
Fact Sheet on FY2010 Department of Justice Budget
The President’s proposed FY2010 Department of Justice (DOJ) budget asks for $26.7 billion.…
Cutting Correctly in Maryland
State officials across the nation are struggling to come to terms with the largest state budget…
Community Corrections in Ohio-Cost Savings and Program Effectiveness
Commuity corrections programs are generally cheaper, because they entail shorter periods of…
Cellblocks or Classrooms?: The Funding of Higher Education and Corrections and its Impact on African American Men
The mild recession that began in 2001, aggravated by the events of September 11th, put state…
Cutting Correctly: New Prison Policies for Times of Fiscal Crisis
It cost nearly $40 billion to imprison approximately two million state and local inmates in 2000,…
New York State of Mind: Higher Education vs. Prison Funding in the Empire State, 1988-1998
Last spring, just days before New Yorkers were to mark the 25th anniversary of the state’s…
Trading Classrooms for Cell Blocks: Destructive Policies Eroding D.C. Communities
While public higher education funding plummets to record lows, spending for corrections is at an…

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