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Hundreds of Thousands Are Languishing in Jails Because They Can't Afford Bail Bonds: A National Movement Is Building to End This
Citing JPI's Bail Fail .
Draw From Juvenile Justice System’s Strengths for Better Approaches for Young Adults
Read our new report Improving Approaches to Serving Young Adults in the Justice System.
Harnessing data and information can lead to a better youth justice system
Read our new report Improving Approaches to Serving Young Adults in the Justice System.
Liz Ryan, President of Youth First Initiative, Discusses the Painful Reality of Youth Incarceration
Citing JPI's "Sticker Shock" .
Greater Baltimore Committee recommends initiatives to put more ex-offenders to work
Citing JPI's research on Baltimore.
Justice by Algorithm
Citing JPI's "Bailing on Baltimore"
A Focus on Young Adults Will Help Create Safer Communities and Reduce the Use of Incarceration
Marc Schindler discusses JPI's newest report on young adult justice.
Baltimore's cash bail system traps thousands, propelling the poor deeper into poverty
Citing JPI's Bail Fail.
Time is right for criminal justice reforms
Jordan Richardson of the Charles Koch Institute cites JPI.
Maryland's unconstitutional bail reality
Maryland's bail system is unconstitutional and can't be allowed to continue.
Study: Maryland spending too much locking people up; Not enough on alternative programs
JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler joins Fox Baltimore to discuss reinvestment in Maryland.
MD Bail Industry Takes Hit From New Rule Protecting Poor Defendants
Judiciary Rules Committee approves guidance for judges instructing them to reconsider bail for defendants to poor to pay.
Reform Maryland’s cash-bail practices
JPI joins the Pretrial Justice Institute in calling for Maryland pretrial reform.
‘Expansive’ Juvenile Justice Reform Bill Close to Law in DC
JPI's Marc Schindler weighs in.
Stop Solitary for Kids: The Movement Grows
The Stop Solitary for Kids campaign continues to gain momentum.
How Juvenile Justice Officials, Partners Should Honor National Youth Justice Awareness Month
Citing JPI and the Stop Solitary for Kids campaign.
Unconstitutional detention
Md. judges should stop requiring cash as a condition of bail or at least set realistic prices.
Md. attorney general’s office raises constitutionality questions about state’s cash bail system
Citing JPI's Marc Schindler and Bail Fail report.
An effective approach to youth justice will help enhance public safety
What the new FBI crime statistics tell us about juvenile justice reform.
A 14-Year-Old Is Facing Trial for 'Stealing' a Milk Carton - and It's Part of a Huge Problem
Citing JPI's Education Under Arrest .
FBI: Violent crime, murder rose in 2015, but stats still at historic lows
Citing JPI's Marc Schindler.
What new crime stats tell us about our approach to justice?
We need to rethink our approach to violent crime.
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 .

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