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News from past 90 days

Buying freedom: Do Lebanon's bail bondsmen help or exploit the poor?

Cites JPI's Bail Fail report. 

Why are we sentencing juveniles to die in prison? The Supreme Court dropped the ball.

Cites JPI's Sticker Shock via juvenile incarceration costs.

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 decrease our incarceration rate as well as save taxpayers dollars.

What if we treated violent crime the way we treat Ebola?

Cites JPI's Gang Wars report. 

A judge appears to be the first in Northern Virginia to drop cash bonds

Cites JPI's Bail Fail report.

Baltimore is mired in violent crime. Could part of the solution be found in reclaimed wood?

Cites JPI's The Right Investment report. 

Iowa paid dearly for holding this troubled teen in isolation for up to 21 hours a day. He's not the only one being locked away.

Cites Justice Policy Institute as part of the collaborative effort behind Stop Solitary of Kids.

Maryland Leads as Prison Populations Continue to Decline

Quotes Keith Wallington on Maryland's sentencing reforms.

The Myth Behind Long Prison Sentences

Cites JPI's work on varying sentencing times for the same crime across the globe.

Taxing our kids to fund prisons

What do schools and prisons have in common? They each require budget allocations, which establish and demonstrate our priorities. And each effects crime prevention. But how? Executive Director Marc Schindler explains. 

Illinois gets it: Schools need therapists, not more armed guards

Quotes Executive Diretor Marc Schindler. 

A Louisiana Bill Would Give Public Defenders More Funding. Public Defenders Aren’t Happy.

Cites Executive Director Marc Schindler. 

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