JPI in the News
Our research is often cited in stories about criminal justice reform and our staff is regularly sought out and quoted for its expertise on crucial issues dealing with fixing our broken criminal and juvenile justice systems. Here you can find a recent articles and blog posts from across the country mentioning our work.
JPI Celebrates 15th Year of Criminal Justice Reform!
- Dec 19, 2012
- hank you for helping to make the Justice Policy Institute a leading voice in criminal justice reform over the last 15 years. From December 2012 to December 2013 we will be celebrating this important…
Report recommends reform of bail system
- Oct 30, 2012
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JPI Newsletter: Bail Month, Tackling Virginia's Harsh Justice Policies and More
- Aug 24, 2012
- Highlighted in this edition of our newsletter: a preview of JPI Bail Month, a new film project with award-winning directors, our new reform efforts in Virginia, and more!
As Private Prisons Enrich Lawmakers, Florida Legislature Pushes Massive Prison Privatization Plan
- ThinkProgress-Justice, Jan 27, 2012
- Last year, a Florida judge struck down Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) plan to privatize much of the state’s prison system because of a flaw in the way it was enacted. Nevertheless, Florida…
'Policing Chicago Schools': Report Suggests In-School Officers Put Teens On Road To Prison
- Huffington Post - Education, Jan 25, 2012
- As Chicago Public Schools have become increasingly dependent on the police department to control student behavior on school grounds, a disproportionately high number of black juveniles are being…
Commentary: Massachusetts Fights Racially Biased Three-Strikes Law
- BET National News, Jan 25, 2012
- As President Obama prepares to tell Americans tonight how we’re faring thus far and what we can expect in the future, Massachusetts is in the midst of figuring out the state of its justice…
Kids Can be Ordered to Register as Sex Offenders
- Associated Press, Jan 25, 2012
- A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that juveniles whose identities otherwise would be protected can be required to publicly register as sex offenders.
Occupy the Dream: The Mathematics of Racism
- Huffington Post - Politics, Jan 16, 2012
- As we celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr, it appears we are a far less prejudiced country than we once were. Individual expressions of racism are less tolerated than ever, we have…
Letter to the Editor: O'Malley Initiative Isn't the Reason Murder Rate is Declining
- Baltimore Sun, Jan 6, 2012
- Peter Hermann 's story on Baltimore murders accurately described the challenges the city faces even as violence there has dropped ("Baltimore murder victims, suspects share ties to criminal justice…
Report: 3 Ways Private Prison Industry Expanding
- KALW-The Informant, Jun 27, 2011
- A new report by the Justice Policy Institute (JPI) outlines how private prison companies have pushed punitive policies over the last few years–policies, the report says, aimed at increasing…
Report: Private Prisons Love Mass Incarceration, And Want Politicians To Love It Too
- Talking Points Memo, Jun 24, 2011
- Private prison companies have helped fuel government policies which lead to an increase in prison population and boost their profits, according to a recent report.
Private Prisons Spend Millions On Lobbying To Put More People In Jail
- ThinkProgress-Justice, Jun 23, 2011
- The report’s authors note that while the total number of people in prison increased less than 16 percent, the number of people held in private federal and state facilities increased by 120 and…
We're in the Jailhouse Now
- Democracy in America, The Economist, Jun 22, 2011
- The Justice Policy Institute , a criminal-justice-reform advocacy group, has a report out today about America's for-profit prison industry.
Letter to the Editor: Residency Restrictions Won't Keep Kids Safe
- Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Jun 21, 2011
- Ms. Dratz' concerns about having a person on the sex offender registry living near her daycare are understandable, but residency restrictions such as she would like to see enacted have been shown to…
Shank Lobbies for Parole, Probation Bills
- Herald-Mail, Feb 24, 2011
- ANNAPOLIS--Sen. Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, pitched a two-part idea for criminal justice reform on Thursday to a Senate committee.
Welcome to Madrid
- Santa Fe Reporter, Feb 23, 2011
- How many pot plants does it take to justify a war on drugs?
EDITORIAL: Penal reform
- Frederick News Post, Feb 16, 2011
- Delegate Michael Hough is the lead sponsor of a rational piece of legislation involving parole/probation violators...
Jails are the New Asylums for Women
- The Chicago Reporter, Feb 16, 2011
- If there's one thing that Rosemary Gido wants her students to know, it's this: "It's not rocket science. Jails and prisons are the new asylums," she says
Obama's Juvenile Justice Plan Lowers the Bar for National Standards
- Youth Today, Feb 16, 2011
- After 36 years, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) as we know it is facing a significant change that fundamentally diminishes its power to establish a single, unifying…
Considering Corrections Reform
- Frederick News Post, Feb 11, 2011
- Bills target probation, repeat offenders
Criminal Justice Reforms Gain Support of Liberals and Conservatives
- Herald-Mail, Feb 11, 2011
- Shank, Hough proposed pilot programs to reduce recidivism for former prison inmates and create fairer sanctions
Conservatives Latch onto Prison Reform
- Los Angeles Times, Jan 28, 2011
- Reduced sentences and rehabilitation programs once were branded as liberal. But now, states such as Republican-dominated Texas are seeing success after adopting the approach.
Baltimore Women's Jail on Hold as State Reconsiders Needs
- The Baltimore Sun, Jan 5, 2011
- Nonprofit's new report calls $181 million project unnecessary projections of jail population falling
The Verdict on Drug Courts
- The Nation, Dec 27, 2010
- This article appeared as a part of a special issue of The Nation focusing on drug policy reform.
City Jail Could Last Through End of Year, or Longer
- The Baltimore Sun, Dec 10, 2010
- Security measure represents tougher stance by new leadership