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Criminal Justice Reform Now

Cites "Virginia's Justice System" Policy Brief.

DC Council is considering letting more violent offenders out early. The U.S. Attorney’s office says that’s a horrible idea

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler and JPI Associate Tyrone Walker.

[PRESS RELEASE] Trump’s Department of Justice Interferes in Local DC Government, Playing on Racist Stereotypes to Suggest Council’s Second Look Bill will Make DC Less Safe

“I can’t undo what I did 24 years ago, but I can devote my life to making DC safer.” Tyrone Walker, DC resident

Minneapolis Pledges $650k For Tenants’ Legal Defense

Cites JPI's Housing and Public Safety report.

Booker’s right: Paying $60,000 a year to jail one geriatric inmate deserves ‘a second look’

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

Sens. Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren propose criminal justice reforms: Will they make a difference?

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

Texas DA's vow to continue prosecuting pot possession cases sparks concern over costs, fairness

Cities JPI's "Race and Imprisonment in Texas" report.

Calvin Ash comes home from prison, 15 years overdue

Cites Maryland Justice Reinvestment Act: One Year Later [POLICY BRIEFS 2018]. 

Maryland should release more elderly inmates

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

A DC Jail Unit Challenges the ‘Warehouse’ Approach to Corrections

Cites JPI's work with the Young Men Emerging video.

Virginia Teen Was Detained and Prosecuted for Saying 'Oink Oink' to Cop

Cites JPI's Dangers of Detention report.

Overcrowded jails, wasted tax dollars: Let's reform cash bail in Kentucky — and the nation

Cites JPI's Bail Fail report.

Thousands of Americans are jailed before trial. A new report shows the lasting impact.

Cites JPI's Bail Fail report.

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. 

Stop charging 17-year-olds as adults: The conservative case for 'raise the age'

Cites JPI's Raise The Age report. 

Group's second conference looks to shift from talk to action on inequities

Cites JPI's Sticker Shock report. 

Effective or Inefficient: The debate over School Resource Officers

Cites Executive Director Marc Schindler. 

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.

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