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Maryland Leads as Prison Populations Continue to Decline

Quotes Keith Wallington on Maryland's sentencing reforms.

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. 

Will Sessions’ New Justice Strategy Turn the Clock Back on Civil Rights?

Executive Director Marc Schindler and Vice President of JustLeadershipUSA Brent Cohen examine how the DOJ under Sessions is pivoting away from civil rights, human rights, and criminal justice reform. Instead, Sessions' plan would tear families apart. They won’t do anything to make our communities safer. Read more here:

Comprehensive crime bill will take us back decades

Cites JPI's The Right Investment? Corrections Spending in Baltimore City report. 

7 Great Education Policy Ideas for Progressives in 2018

Cites JPI's Pruning Prisons: How Cutting Corrections Can Save Money and Protect Public Safety report.

Safety At Bend-La Pine Schools

Citing Executive Director Marc Schindler's interview with NPR about School Resource Officers.

More cops in schools affects children of color the most

Cites JPI's Education Under Arrest: The Case Against Police in Schools report.

Do school resource officers keep schools safer?

Executive Director Marc Schindler speaks about why hiring more counselors and psychologists instead of adding more law enforcement officers is proven to be safer for our schools.

Do Police Officers In Schools Really Make Them Safer?

Quotes Executive Director Marc Schindler on the effectiviness of SROs in schools. 

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