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Connecticut has reason to celebrate on youth justice reforms

JPI's Executive Director reflects on Connecticut's 10-year-anniversary of raising the age for handling youth in juvenile court.

MD Gov. Calls Crime in Baltimore ‘Urgent Crisis’

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.

D.C. Police Can’t Handcuff Children Age 12 And Younger Under New Policy

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.

Report: Maryland Has Largest Black Prison Population in U.S.

Article and interview with JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler about JPI's "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland" policy brief.

Maryland leads the nation in incarcerating young black men

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

Senate Panel Briefed on Disparity in Incarceration

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler on "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland" policy brief. 

Juvenile justice, parole reform needed, analyst tells Senate panel

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.

In Sacramento, Youth Activists Push to Get Police Out of Schools

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler on the use of School Resource Officers. 

Maryland should follow D.C.’s lead on youth rehabilitation

JPI's Marc Schindler and Tyrone Walker discuss racial injustice in Maryland's justice system.

Maryland’s prisons and an unjust justice system

Discusses JPI's report analyzing the racial injustices that continue to plague Maryland’s system. 

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

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler 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. 

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