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Latest indictments of Maryland jail guards feed long-raging debate around need for corrections reforms

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Shindler on our “Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland” report.

Ending the violence in Baltimore

JPI's Ryan King, Director of Research and Policy, and Keith Wallington, State Based Strategist, discuss Maryland's justice system and new policy brief "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland."

Changing the Rules on Drug Laws

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

Lake Juvenile Court begins review of detention risk-assessment tool

Cites JPI's "The Dangers of Detention" report.

Missouri prosecutors hold all the cards. Public defenders and vulnerable clients fold

Cites JPI's "System Overload" report. 

African-Americans and Maryland’s Prison Population

Ryan King, Director of Research & Policy, discusses JPI's newest policy brief “Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland” on the air. 

Black students disciplined at higher rates in Indiana schools

Cites JPI's "Sticker Shock" report. 

Prevention a better approach to Maryland crime control than punishment

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

Proportion of Maryland black prison population is more than double the national average of 32%

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

Why is Maryland keeping an 85-year-old man and four other octogenarians in prison?

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

Mich. legislature passes bills to stop automatically charging, incarcerating 17-year-olds as adults

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.

Decisions on juvenile detention in era of school threats guided by law, principles

Cites JPI's "The Dangers of Detention" report.

Private prisons fuel corruption

Cites JPI's "Gaming the System" report.

D.C. Council, Advocates Discuss Federal Inmate Voting Rights

Quotes JPI Associate Tyrone Walker's testimony on restoring voting rights.

D.C. Council hears support for letting jailed felons vote

Discusses Tyrone Walker, JPI Associate, work for voting rights. 

The Officer who Arrested a 6-Year-Old was Fired but Don't Expect Much Change

Cites JPI's "Education Under Arrest" report. 

Florida Police Officer Fired After Arresting a 6-Year-Old Girl for Throwing a Temper Tantrum

Quotes JPI's work on the school-to-prison pipeline.

Activists Rally Behind 'Second Look' Amendment Act for Incarcerated Youth

Quotes JPI Associate Tyrone Walker's testimony on restoring voting rights.

Northwest Arkansas districts beefing up security in schools

Cites JPI's "Education Under Arrest" report and quotes Executive Director Marc Schindler.

California to ban ICE detention centers, private prisons

Cites JPI's "Gaming the System" report. 

Walker may be gone, but an unjust justice system still exists

Cites JPI's brief for Dane County, Wisconsin.

Harrington launches new juvenile justice initiative

Cites JPI's "Sticker Shock" report.

Why America Needs to Break Its Addiction to Long Prison Sentences

Cites JPI's "Finding Direction" sentencing factsheet.

Push to allow some violent criminals a chance at early release causes U.S. attorney for District to come out fighting

Quotes Marc Schindler, JPI's Executive Director. 

North Carolina Officials Working to Promote School Justice Partnerships

Cites JPI's "Dangers of Detention" report. 

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