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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] 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.
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.
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.
New Report: America needs to reconsider its approach to violent crime to reduce incarceration
National Press Release: T here is no way the U.S. will be able to lower its incarceration rate significantly without changing how the justice system treats violent crimes.
New Report: America needs to reconsider its approach to violent crime to reduce incarceration
Washington, DC Press Release: There is no way the U.S. will be able to lower its incarceration rate significantly without changing how the justice system treats violent crimes.
New Report: America needs to reconsider its approach to violent crime to reduce incarceration
Maryland Press Release: There is no way the U.S. will be able to lower its incarceration rate significantly without changing how the justice system treats violent crimes.
New Report: America needs to reconsider its approach to violent crime to reduce incarceration
Virginia Press Release: There is no way the U.S. will be able to lower its incarceration rate significantly without changing how the justice system treats violent crimes.
New Study: Maryland taxpayers spend $288 million a year to incarcerate people from Baltimore City
According to a new report released today by the Justice Policy Institute and the Prison Policy Initiative, Maryland taxpayers are spending $5 million or more to incarcerate people from each of about…
New Report: Costs of Youth Confinement Estimate to Run into the Billions of Dollars Each Year
New report provides estimates of long-term costs of confinement on taxpayers and youth
Virginia’s Corrections Budget Goes Over a Billion Dollars
Despite a recent report demonstrating a flawed justice system and skewed fiscal priorities, Virginia’s budget going into effect on July 1, includes over a billion dollars in general funds for…
Baltimore Takes Steps to Remove Barriers for Formerly Incarcerated People
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Zerline Hughes APRIL 29, 2014 202.558.7974, 202.320.1029 cell zhughes@justicepolicy.org
High Recidivism Rates Highlight Need for Deeper Reforms
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 23, 2014 CONTACT: Zerline Hughes O: 202.558.7974 x 308 M: 202.320.1029 E: zhughes@justicepolicy.org

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