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Strengthen the Justice Reinvestment Act by repealing Maryland’s mandatory sentencing laws

Schindler and Weich discuss how we can make the Maryland criminal-justice system fairer and more effective for everyone.

The NEAR Act would help protect D.C. residents from violence

JPI's Board Chair weighs in on creating a safer and stronger DC.

Juvenile Justice: Crime, Punishment And Reform

JPI's March Schindler joins the Kojo Show to discuss juvenile justice.

There Are Still 80 ‘Youth Prisons’ in the U.S. Here Are Five Things to Know About Them

They’re harsh, dangerous and isolated — and may be around for a while.


Follow JPI's coverage of criminal justice issues related to the 2016 Presidential Election.

Arizona tops in guaranteeing private prisons new customers

JPI's Paul Ashton weighs in on prison privatization in Arizona.

These 16 Women From Freddie Gray's City Weren't Asked For Their Thoughts On Police Reform — So I Asked

Women become part of the conversation around police reform in Baltimore.

Court cases decline, but state wants more judges

New judges to cost $25M over 5 years.

Hillary Clinton's plan to undo the school-to-prison pipeline, explained

Vox breaks down Hillary Clinton's proposed criminal justice reform.

Private Prisons Fight Back

Part of the documentary series "Truth and Power".

For-Profit Prisons: The Powerful Lobby Few Are Talking About

JPI's Paul Ashton discusses private prisons.

Solitary Confinement and Juvenile Justice

JPI's Marc Schindler discusses youth solitary confinement.

Statement on Governor Hogan’s announcement of building a new Baltimore jail complex

JPI responds to Governor Hogan's announcement. 

We agree with President Obama

President Obama banned the use of solitary for juveniles in federal prison.

One of the biggest problems with American policing: we rely on cops way too much

We have put too much responsibility on law enforcement.

Affluenza: a plague on both their houses, their cars and their yacht

The case of infamous ‘affluenza teen’ Ethan Couch has reignited incredulity toward money-borne illness. 

Affluenza: a plague on both their houses, their cars and their yacht

The case of infamous ‘affluenza teen’ Ethan Couch has reignited incredulity toward money-borne illness. 

New York’s ‘Bail Bond Queen’, ruler of a controversial industry

JPI's Marc Schindler weighs in on the bail bond industry.

Build stronger and safer communities in Baltimore

We must reinvest outside the justice system in order to bring justice to Baltimore.

Justice Reform in 2015 and Beyond

How we can sustain 2015's criminal justice reform.

Why you should know what happened in Freddie Gray’s life — long before his death

The Freddie Gray incident sheds light on large problems in Baltimore

Md. panel recommends less prison for drug offenders, more treatment

Maryland will consider legislation that is aimed at reducing the prison population.

JPI's 2015 Newsletter

It's been a big year for criminal justice reform and JPI!

Policy Institute Searches for Better Ways to Keep D.C. Residents Safe

JPI advocates for a different approach to addressing violence within the community.

Good Reasons To Raise Age For Juvenile Justice

Why we should raise the age for the juvenile justice system.

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