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It's time to acknowledge that long prison terms do not prevent violence

JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler and Director of Research and Policy Ryan King discuss we need to address incarcerated people serving long sentences for serious and violent crimes to truly tackle mass incarceration.

DC Police tweet implies gun crimes would worsen if bill passed to release some young violent offenders. One councilmember says no evidence of that

This piece originally appeared on WUSA9 November 11, 2020. 

D.C.’s promising initiative for young incarcerated people

JPI's Associate Tyrone Walker and Joel Castón discuss D.C. Jail’s Young Men Emerging Unit. 

Violent crime in Baltimore is no laughing matter, Gov. Hogan

Cites JPI's "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland" policy brief.

‘The Doors Don’t Lock’ in DC Jail Program for Young Adults

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler and JPI's Associate Tyrone Walker and cites our two reports on Washington, DC's Young Adult Justice Reforms.

D.C. and Maryland have new policies allowing prisoners to vote. Making it happen is hard.

Quotes JPI's Associate Tyrone Walker. 

‘A disjointed system’: Policing policies fuel criminalization of youth

Quotes JPI's Director of Organizational Impact Paul Ashton. 

[PRESS RELEASE] New Briefs Highlight Unique Needs of Emerging Adults in Washington, DC’s Justice System, and Leadership of the District in Reform Efforts

Today the Justice Policy Institute (JPI) releases two papers on justice reform initiatives in the District, “Emerging Adults in Washington DC’s Justice System,” and “DC’s Young Men Emerging Unit: A Story of Reform and Lessons Learned from the Front Lines.”

Heller School graduate discusses bail funds, problems with U.S. cash bail system

Cites JPI's "Bail Fail" report. 

Efforts Intensify for Incarcerated Citizens’ Right to Vote

Cites JPI's "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland" policy brief.

Ideas Presented on Criminal Justice Reform

Cites JPI's "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland" policy brief.

TN Spends Millions on Police at Schools. Will COVID-19 Prompt Changes?

Quotes Executive Director Marc Schindler and cites JPI's "The Presence of School Resource Officers in America’s Schools" report.

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