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Hogan prepares to sign off on overhaul of Maryland criminal justice system
On Thursday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan will sign off on a major shift in criminal justice policy.
Should Solitary Confinement for Youth be Abolished?
JPI's Marc Schindler joins WPFW's Crossroads to discuss Stop Solitary for Kids.
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Abandon outdated practice of juvenile seclusion
The Director of the Ohio Department of Youth Services tells why we must Stop Solitary for Kids.
Judge's order to release inmates highlights budget issues in New Orleans
JPI's Marc Schindler weighs in.
Race, education, income, poverty: How does Baltimore compare?
A look at Baltimore, citing JPI's Right Investment .
Raise the age of criminal responsibility and save taxpayers a bundle
Incarcerating youths in juvenile-detention facilities is expensive, but punishing them as adults costs even more
The Short and Long Game on Ending Juvenile Solitary
JPI's Marc Schindler tells why we must Stop Solitary for Kids.
It's Time to Get Cops Out of Schools
Karen Dolan from the Intitute for Policy Studies cites JPI.
Out of jail, uninsured, ex-inmates face health care challenges
Not enrolled in Medicaid, former inmates without health insurance jeopardize public health.
Stop Solitary for Kids
JPI joins the campaign to Stop Solitary For Kids.
Stop Solitary for Kids Aims to Build on State, Federal Momentum
The Stop Solitary for Kids campaign kicks off.
Stop Solitary for Kids
JPI's Marc Schindler tells why we must Stop Solitary For Kids.
Solitary Confinement Is What Destroyed My Son, Grieving Mom Says
Corrections administrators, impacted families and advocates are coming together to #StopSolitaryForKids.
Prison Pipeline
JPI's Jason Ziedenberg joins the Prison Pipeline Show.
These Public Defenders Actually Want to Get Sued
JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler weighs in on the Public Defender system.
Do gang sweeps reduce violence?
JPI's Jason Ziedenberg weighs in.
Focus turns to criminal justice in Senate race
Donna Edwards, Chris Van Hollen spar over mass incarceration policies in Senate race.
Three Weeks Left: General Assembly Wrap-Up
Marc Schindler joins Midday on WYPR to discuss Maryland's Justice Reinvestment Act.
'Justice reinvestment' bill hits speed bump in Annapolis
A Senate committee's changes to a justice reinvestment bill doesn't save the state enough money, some say.
‘Landmark’ criminal justice bill delayed as its impact is questioned
JPI's Executive Director weighs in on the Maryland Justice Reinvestment Act.
Strengthen the Justice Reinvestment Act by repealing Maryland’s mandatory sentencing laws
Schindler and Weich discuss how we can make the Maryland criminal-justice system fairer and more effective for everyone.
The NEAR Act would help protect D.C. residents from violence
JPI's Board Chair weighs in on creating a safer and stronger DC.
Juvenile Justice: Crime, Punishment And Reform
JPI's March Schindler joins the Kojo Show to discuss juvenile justice.
There Are Still 80 ‘Youth Prisons’ in the U.S. Here Are Five Things to Know About Them
They’re harsh, dangerous and isolated — and may be around for a while.

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