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Press Releases & Statements

Below you can find a list of JPI's most recent press releases, as well as statements. If you have questions about our reports or our research and analysis, please contact our communications team.

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[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 “…
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…
[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.
[PRESS RELEASE] New Report Underscores Laws and Practices that Treat Youth as Adults Fail to Make Communities Safer
Report Finds That Ending the Adultification of Youth by the Justice System is an Urgent and Necessary Component of Any Reforms in Law Enforcement
[PRESS RELEASE] It’s time to remove cops from campuses and invest resources in teachers and students, not police
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others at the hands of police, people across the country are demanding a reduction in the role of police in all aspects of…
[PRESS RELEASE] NEW POLICY BRIEF: COVID-19 Threatens Explosion in Maryland Prisons Without Immediate Intervention
COVID-19 Threatens Explosion in Maryland Prisons Without Immediate Intervention
[MEDIA ADVISORY] Criminal Justice Coalition Sends Urgent Recommendations to District and Federal Leaders to Reduce Incarcerated Population During COVID-19 Crisis
MEDIA ADVISORY Criminal Justice Coalition Sends Urgent Recommendations to District and Federal Leaders to Reduce Incarcerated Population During COVID-19 Crisis
[PRESS RELEASE] People in prisons and jails vulnerable to Coronavirus
There is a population who cannot take basic precautions against getting the Coronavirus or giving it to others – washing hands regularly, staying away from groups of people, keeping a 6-foot…
[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
[PRESS RELEASE] Justice Long Overdue: Lessons Learned from the Successful Release of People Serving Life in Prison
Justice Long Overdue event Press Release.
[PRESS RELEASE] New Research Highlights Costs of Long Sentences
New Research Highlights Costs of Long Sentences Press Release.
[PRESS RELEASE] On the first anniversary of the Justice Reinvestment Act, a new Justice Policy Institute policy brief calls for full implementation
Justice Reinvestment Act Press Release.
[PRESS RELEASE] New Report Details Crime Victims’ Support for Juvenile Justice Reforms
Smart, Safe, and Fair report Press Release.
[PRESS RELEASE] Bail Fail in Maryland: An Industry Corrupting the Process and Breaking the Law
JPI urges Maryland legislators to join the national movement to end punitive and ineffective systems of commercial bail and fund effective pretrial services.
[PRESS RELEASE] Governor’s Crime Package Won’t Stop Crime
Following Governor Hogan’s crime package announcement, JPI calls for effective action informed by data and facts.
Governor Hogan, Don’t echo President Trump on crime
The Governor should heed his own words and “explore better, smarter options” that research shows will reduce crime and help make our communities safer.
Is it now inevitable that all states will raise the age?
With New York and North Caroline passing raise the age policies, it seems innevitable that the remaining states will follow.
JPI Statement on Attorney General’s Sentencing Directive
Session’s charging memo is a huge step backward that will raise taxpayers' costs, with no public safety benefit.
Justice Policy Institute Commends New York’s Landmark Raise the Age Legislation
New York joins the growing list of states implementing safer, more cost effective raise the age polices
Justice Policy Institute Urges President Trump to Consider Holistic Approaches to Violence Prevention
Following President Trump’s Executive Order, JPI calls for reform informed by data and facts
Justice Policy Institute commends Maryland Court’s action to reform state’s bail approach
Maryland's Court of Appeals ruled that judges must consider a person's ability to pay before setting bail amounts.
Advocates Urge Removing Influence of Money in Maryland’s Pretrial System
Non-profit groups in Maryland call for legislative action following report of special interest influence on pretrial justice system
JPI Statement on the Crime Statistics and Trends
Policymakers should prioritize effective investments in crime prevention
Violent crime shouldn't be left out of prison reform debate
T he U.S. will not be able to lower its incarceration rate significantly without changing how the justice system treats violent crimes. No doubt, this is a complicated political and systems reform…
Violent crime shouldn't be left out of prison reform debate
JPI staff weighs in on America’s approach to violent crime. The U.S. will not be able to lower its incarceration rate significantly without changing how the justice system treats violent crimes.

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