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Here you can find news stories about important issues in justice reform and articles calling for positive improvements to the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Check back regularly for new articles and email us to suggest an item to be included on the page.

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Private Prisons Fight Back
Part of the documentary series "Truth and Power".
For-Profit Prisons: The Powerful Lobby Few Are Talking About
JPI's Paul Ashton discusses private prisons.
Solitary Confinement and Juvenile Justice
JPI's Marc Schindler discusses youth solitary confinement.
One of the biggest problems with American policing: we rely on cops way too much
We have put too much responsibility on law enforcement.
Affluenza: a plague on both their houses, their cars and their yacht
The case of infamous ‘affluenza teen’ Ethan Couch has reignited incredulity toward money-borne illness.
Affluenza: a plague on both their houses, their cars and their yacht
The case of infamous ‘affluenza teen’ Ethan Couch has reignited incredulity toward money-borne illness.
New York’s ‘Bail Bond Queen’, ruler of a controversial industry
JPI's Marc Schindler weighs in on the bail bond industry.
Build stronger and safer communities in Baltimore
We must reinvest outside the justice system in order to bring justice to Baltimore.
Justice Reform in 2015 and Beyond
How we can sustain 2015's criminal justice reform.
Why you should know what happened in Freddie Gray’s life — long before his death
The Freddie Gray incident sheds light on large problems in Baltimore
Md. panel recommends less prison for drug offenders, more treatment
Maryland will consider legislation that is aimed at reducing the prison population.
Policy Institute Searches for Better Ways to Keep D.C. Residents Safe
JPI advocates for a different approach to addressing violence within the community.
Good Reasons To Raise Age For Juvenile Justice
Why we should raise the age for the juvenile justice system.
Temper Risk and Needs Assessments With Positive Youth Development
Juvenile justice systems have an unprecedented opportunity to utilize advances in knowledge.
Juvenile incarceration rate has dropped in half. Is trend sustainable?
The number of juveniles committed to prison or other facilities dropped by 53 percent between 2001 and 2013, a new study found.
The brutal Spring Valley High School video shows what happens when you put cops in schools
A sheriff's deputy in South Carolina was fired after he grabbed and threw a black student during a brutal arrest at Spring Valley High School.
Nebraska Abolished The Death Penalty, Find Out How and Reform Of The Criminal Justice System, Why Now?
JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler discusses the need for criminal justice reform.
Should we close all youth prisons and is now the right time?
Is it time for America to close its youth prisons?
Investing in communities, not prisons
Maryland's Justice Reinvestment Council must make bold decisions to make a difference.
Tackling crime by making communities healthier
How investing in healthy communities can promote safety.
Increase in Homicides Unlikely to Derail Juvenile Justice Reforms, Observers Say
An increase in homicides in major cities across the country this year is unlikely to hamper juvenile justice reform efforts.
Ruger and Gastanaga: Toward smart justice reform
The Charles Koch Institute and the ACLU of Virginia come together to advocate for criminal justice reform.
The Perils of Probation
Letter in response to the New York Times piece On Probation, Lives Can Run Far Off Track .
Advocates, Analysts See Pivotal Moment in Push for Reforms
President Obama’s speech on criminal justice reform last month included a familiar refrain for juvenile justice reformers: “Kids are different.”
After More Than Two Decades, Should Virginia Give Parole A Second Chance?
VA's parole system has become a topic of conversation in recent months, the result of a new commission created by Gov. Terry McAuliffe.

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