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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.

Statewide nonprofit puts youth incarceration under the microscope

Cites JPI's "Sticker Shock 2020" report. 

There’s a Movement to Defund School Police, Too

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler on the use of SROs. 

Youth Prisons: Why Are We Paying to be Less Safe?

JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler and JPI's Associate Tyrone Walker discuss the need to close youth prisons and create more equitable and effective systems of youth justice.

New York City Pushes Toward Goal of Zero Girls in Detention With New Program

Cites JPI's "Sticker Shock 2020" report. 

When America's schools reopen, police don't belong there

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

Community members protest police presence in Albuquerque Public Schools

Cites JPI's "Education Under Arrest" report. 

Report: Youth Prisons Too Costly, Ineffective

Cites JPI's "Sticker Shock 2020" report.

Youth Corrections Chiefs, Prosecutors Call for Shutting ‘Inhumane’ Youth Prisons

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler and discusses JPI's "Sticker Shock 2020" report.

Dozens of Prosecutors and Youth Corrections Officials Call to Close All Youth Prisons

Cites JPI's "Sticker Shock 2020" report.

Dozens gather at socially distanced UMD protest to hear demands of Black Terps Matter

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

Justice Policy Institute Decries Resumption of Federal Executions

The Justice Policy Institute (JPI) strongly opposes the actions of the United States Department of Justice in resuming the federal death penalty after a 17-year hiatus. During a week when the federal government should have been doing everything within its power to prevent the loss of more lives due to COVID-19, and effectively responding to calls to address systemic racism in the US justice system, instead the Trump administration was expending extraordinary time, energy and resources to carry out three executions. 

Inside Chicago's decadelong fight to defund police in schools

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

[PRESS RELEASE] Justice Policy Institute Opposes Resuming Federal Executions, Scheduled to Start Tonight

The Justice Policy Institute (JPI) strongly opposes the decision of the United States Department of Justice to resume the federal death penalty after a 17-year hiatus.

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