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Criminal Justice (Adult)

DC Crime Emergency In Context
The Mayor’s emergency proposal to crackdown on D.C. youth through an historic erosion of…
2005 Crime Rise in Context
This factsheet includes bindings based on a longer timeline as context for policy choices that may…
Tipping Point: Maryland's Overuse of Incarceration and the Impact on Public Safety
This policy brief highlights the large number of people being removed from Maryland communities and…
3 Strikes & You're Out: An Examination of the Impact of Strikes Laws 10 years after their Enactment
In 1993, the state of Washington passed the nation's first "Three Strikes and You're Out" law by…
Swing States: Crime, Prisons and the Future of the Nation
There are nearly 7 million people under correctional supervision in America, more people than in…
New York City's Alternative Incarceration Programs: Cut Crime, Cut Costs and Help People and Communities
Alternative to Incarceration Programs (ATIs) are an integral part of the strategy that has allowed…
Still Striking Out: Ten Years of California’s Three Strikes
While other states’ “Three Strikes” laws only applied to serious or violent…
Observations and Options for Relieving Overcrowding Among Alabama Female Prisoners
Even after paroling over 300 female prisoners this spring and sending 300 female prisoners to…
Texas Tough: 3 Years Later
Texas’ prison population is once again on the rise, and state legislators and policymakers…
Deep Impact: Quantifying the Effect of Prison Expansion in the South
From 1980 to 2002, the number of people incarcerated in the nation’s prisons, jails, juvenile…
Returning Adult Offenders in DC: A Road Map to Neighborhood Based Reentry
This report seeks to determine the extent to which D.C. residents and criminal justice policymakers…
Studies on Halfway Houses
As housing value trends show, actual sale prices have continued to rise in neighborhoods within the…
Too Little Too Late: President Clinton's Prison Legacy
The latest criminal justice statistics show that it was actually Democratic President Bill Clinton…
Texas Tough: An Analysis of Incarceration and Crime Trends in The Lone Star State
Since 1990, nearly one in five new prisoners added to the nation’s prisons (18%) was in Texas.
The Punishing Decade: Prison and Jail Estimates at the Millennium
As the century draws to a close, we can safely predict that America will end the 1990s by having…
America's One Million Nonviolent Prisoners
Most of the growth in America’s prisons since 1978 is accounted for by nonviolent offenders…
Half-Truths:The Complicated Story of D.C.'s Halfway House "Escapees"
In an analysis of escapees from DC halfway housesm, we discovered a mixture of legitimate concerns,…
Striking Out: The Failure of California’s “Three Strikes and You’re Out” Law
The law was dubbed “three-strikes and you’re out” because of its provision…

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