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How I ‘Jump-Started’ My Life After Prison

Tyrone Walker, JPI Intern and Georgetown Pivot Fellow, writes on the importance of second chances for Second Chance Month. 

Maryland keeps a model prisoner locked up 15 years too long

Cites JPI's "The Ungers: 5 Years and Counting" report.

Maryland’s prison population drops to 1980s levels, continuing a multiyear decline

Cites Ryan King, JPI's Director of Research and Policy. 

Juvenile justice: Initiative encourages courts to find detention alternatives

Cites JPI's the Dangers of Detention report.

Newport police chief seeks support for resource officer in new school

Cites JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.

Watch Wide Angle Youth Media’s video on the Unger Group

Discussing the release of the new short film "The Ungers: A Matter of Time."

14 advocacy groups urge Baltimore Mayor Pugh to end marijuana arrests

JPI was part of a coalition of advocacy groups that sent a letter to the Baltimore Mayor.

A Florida boy was arrested after refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in class

Cites JPI's Education Under Arrest report.

After Parkland, Schools Upped Police Presence. Has it Made Students Safer?

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.

These Pension Funds Invest Millions in Private Prisons

Cites JPI's Gaming the System report.

Resource officers: Half a year in, adjustment has been smooth

Quotes JPI Executive Director Marc Schindler.

OSI publishes cost-benefit analysis of releasing aging prisoners

Cites JPI's “The Ungers: Five Years and Counting” report.

Youth rehabilitation in D.C.: From controversy to progress

Executive Director Marc Schindler discusses reforms to the Youth Rehabilitation Act and services for justice system involved young adults in Washington DC.

Portland students walk out to protest police officers on campus

Cite's Executive Director Marc Schindler on School Resource Officers. 

First Step Act is a Good Start

Cites JPI's Director of Research and Policy Ryan King.

Podcast Release: James Featherstone and life after a life sentence

Discusses the Unger ruling and JPI's "The Ungers, 5 Years and Counting" report.

200 elderly lifers got out of prison en masse. Here’s what happened next.

Discusses JPI's "The Ungers, 5 Years and counting" report.

A GOP GOVERNOR HAS A CHANCE TO FIX A BLUE STATE’S DRACONIAN APPROACH TO PAROLING JUVENILE OFFENDERS

Cites JPI's "The Ungers, 5 Years and Counting."

Why more states are giving juvenile offenders a second chance

Quotes Executive Director Marc Schindler.

[PRESS RELEASE] Justice Long Overdue: Lessons Learned from the Successful Release of People Serving Life in Prison

Justice Long Overdue event Press Release. 

Ending mass incarceration: lessons from the 'Ungers'

Cites JPI's “The Ungers, 5 Years and Counting” report. 

Georgetown Launches Inmate Re-Entry and Education Program

Cites JPI's "A Capitol Concern" report.

Study finds low recidivism, potential savings to releasing older prisoners

Cites JPI's “The Ungers, 5 Years and Counting” report.

Study: Violent criminals get 'Too Old' for crime

Cites JPI's “The Ungers, 5 Years and Counting” report.

Paroling elderly inmates is humane solution to costly mass incarceration

Executive Director Marc Schindler discusses geriatric parole and the landmark court ruling — Unger v. Maryland. 

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