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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"
Our Bail System Is Leaving Innocent People To Die In Jail Because They’re Poor
When freedom is only available to those who can afford it, many end up paying with their lives.
Yale group sets up bail fund to cut pretrial jail time
Citing JPI's Bail Fail .
How video changed Americans' views toward the police, from Rodney King to Alton Sterling
Citing JPI's Education Under Arrest.
No discipline for supervisor in youth abuse incidents
JPI's Marc Schindler speaks out about abuse at Wisconsin's youth prison.
Who is in Prison and What it Costs
Citing JPI's The Right Investment
A Social Worker in a Robe
One judge faces criticism from colleagues and professional stigma for doing what he thinks is right.
3 Education Issues That Need to Be Addressed on Top of Affirmative Action
Mic cites JPI on the school to prison pipeline
Time for adult responsibility at Connecticut Juvenile Training School
JPI's Marc Schindler calls for reform at Connecticut Juvenile Training School.

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