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Scott: Money Spent on Prison Should be Used to Train Cops
Quoting JPI's Marc Schindler
Feds to Schools: Kids Don’t Need More Cops on Campus
JPI's Marc Schindler weighs in.
Defining Violence: America Needs To Reconsider Its Approach To Violent Crime To End Mass Incarceration
Marc Schindler writes about JPI's new report, Defining Violence .
Violent crime shouldn't be left out of prison reform debate
Read JPI's new report, Defining Violence .
America can’t reduce incarceration without focus on violent crime
America must have a serious, informed conversation about perpetrators of crime if we are truly going to come to grips with our addiction to incarceration.
Judge's Football Team Loses, Juvenile Sentences Go Up
JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler weighs in.
In Freddie Gray’s neighborhood, there are signs things are getting better
Citing JPI's The Right Investment .
JPI's Marc Schindler joins Crossroads to discuss Defining Violence and the Unger decision in Maryland.
The biggest problem with private prisons isn't necessarily how they operate
Citing JPI's Gaming the System .
Prison Firm Says DOJ Move Will Come At ‘Heavy Cost’
Citing JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.
Department of Justice Putting an End to Private Prisons
Citing JPI's Gaming the System .
Citing JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler and report Gaming the System .
Nightly Business Report
JPI's Marc Schindler joins NBR to discuss the Justice Department private prison announcement.
The problems that led to Milwaukee’s riots exist in way more US cities than Milwaukee
Citing JPI's The Right Investment .
How Wisconsin Became the Home of Black Incarceration
Citing JPI's reserach on Wisconsin.
Riots are destructive, dangerous, and scary — but can lead to serious social reforms
Citing JPI's The Right Investment.
Bullied by the Badge
Thousands of police officers are now stationed inside public schools. What does this mean for students?
Fed up with meager funding, Mo. public defender appoints governor to defend assault suspect
Citing JPI's System Overload .
Why John Hinckley Jr., Attempted Reagan Assassin, Will Go Free
JPI's Marc Schindler weighs in.
Missouri’s Governor Cut Funding to the State’s Public Defenders. So They Assigned Him a Case
JPI's Marc Schindler weighs in.
Spending On Prisons Has Increased Dramatically Since 1980
JPI's Research and Policy Director Jason Ziedenberg weighs in.
Almost 7,000 People Died in Police Custody in Texas, According to New Report
Citing JPI's Race and Imprisonment in Texas .
Freddie Gray Denied Justice—and the Whole Damn System Is to Blame
Gray's death was ruled a homicide, but according to the justice system, no one is responsible.
Teen inmates to be moved off Rikers amid push for age-appropriate policies
JPI's Jason Ziedenberg weighs in on the age-appropriate policy.
Eliminating racial divide in Howard school suspensions requires community effort, county leaders say
"If you don't acknowledge that I live a different reality, you're not willing to do anything to change that"

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