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New Study: Maryland taxpayers spend $288 million a year to incarcerate people from Baltimore City
According to a new report released today by the Justice Policy Institute and the Prison Policy Initiative, Maryland taxpayers are spending $5 million or more to incarcerate people from each of about…
Say Hello to JPI’s Spring Interns!
Each of our new interns brings a unique set of experiences and skills that will help us accomplish our goals for the new year.
DC Police Complaints Board Announces New Member
JPI's Research & Grants Coordinator, Paul Ashton, was sworn in to the District of Columbia's Police Complaints Board.
'Sticker Shock' Shows Why We Need Your Help
As we prepare for a new year, here at JPI we are taking a moment to not only recognize the progress that has been made to advance justice reform, but all the work that still needs to be done.
Criminal Justice in the Commonwealth: Is It Time for a New Approach to Sentencing?
JPI has been invited to join this important discussion on sentencing in Virginia, and we're inviting you to participate as well.
Please Help Us Continue Our Work
With your help, we can ensure that the crucial work of justice reform continues with the energy and resources it needs to succeed.
DC's Youth Offender Accountability & Rehabilitation Act (YOARA) Open for Public Comment
The Youth Offender Accountability & Rehabilitation Act (YOARA) -- currently pending before the DC Council -- is available for public comment online. This piece of legislation addresses how youth…
Happy Election Day! Get out & vote!
With so many significant issues on the ballot, we encourage everyone to vote in this crucial election. Check out several helpful resources here...
“It’s About Scarcity, Stupid”: Youth Development Needs Bigger Public Investment
We all bring our own unique perspectives to the work we do. I grew up in a community where we took for granted that there was a role for a public sector in universal health care, quality education,…
Fraternal Order of Police Advertisements on the D.C. Mayoral Election in Context
In advance of DC's upcoming mayoral election, JPI puts into context some of the claims asserted in a recent advertisement issued by the Fraternal Order of Police.
Jason Ziedenberg Testifies in Support of DC's Youth Offender Accountability & Rehabilitation Act
Earlier today, JPI's Director of Research & Policy, Jason Ziedenberg, testified before the DC Council in support of the Youth Offender Accountability & Rehabilitation Act, which strives to…
Marc Schindler Testifies in Support of DC's Youth Offender Accountability & Rehabilitation Act
Earlier today, JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler testified before the DC Council in support of the Youth Offender Accountability & Rehabilitation Act (YOARA), which strives to reduce the…
Incarceration Generation: Tim Murray of the Pretrial Justice Institute talks bail & pretrial services
In our second episode of Incarceration Generation, Tim Murray, Director Emeritus of the Pretrial Justice Institute, discusses the bail system and pretrial services.
JPI is Looking for a Communications Director -- Apply Now!
The Justice Policy Institute seeks a dynamic and seasoned full-time Director of Communication to lead an ambitious range of communications strategies.
Last Week of #MarylandMonth!
"Maryland Month" enters its final week as JPI releases its latest factsheet on community supervision (paroles & probation) in Maryland, available here...
#MarylandMonth Continues...
"Maryland Month" marches on as JPI releases its latest factsheet on prisons in Maryland, available here...
September is #MarylandMonth at JPI!
In honor of "Maryland Month," JPI will be highlighting various aspects of the Maryland justice system throughout the month of September...
Incarceration Generation: Alex Friedmann of Prison Legal News talks prison privatization
In our first podcast ever -- and the inaugural episode of our Incarceration Generation series -- Alex Friedmann, Managing Editor of Prison Legal News , talks private prisons.
Happy 1st Birthday, "Incarceration Generation!"
One year ago, the Justice Policy Institute released its first book, “Incarceration Generation,” a series of essays that catalogs the 40 year rise of mass incarceration and the…
Building a Bipartisan Base for Safer and Smarter Juvenile Justice Policies
In the past two weeks, Congressional leaders took important steps to play a more catalytic role in advancing safe and smart youth justice policies, building on the bipartisan support that exists in…
Alliance for Justice Highlights JPI
JPI is featured on (try to tag them on facebook) The Alliance for Justice’s member spotlight. Our Director of Communications, Zerline Hughes, had the chance to discuss the organization’s…
A Week of Juvenile Justice Reform and Partnership
This week, we traveled to Philadelphia, joining so many of our partners in juvenile justice during the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) Conference.…
Two New Works Focus on Closing Juvenile Institutions Profiled at the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative Conference
When I served as general counsel, chief of staff, and interim director of the Washington, D.C. Department of Youth R ehabilitation Services (DYRS) -- the city's juvenile corrections agency -- I knew…
Baltimore Bans the Box
JPI and other members of the Greater Baltimore Grassroots Criminal Justice Network joined Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby to witness Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake sign new legislation to "ban…
JPI Spring Newsletter
A New Year, A New JPI Our Work in Maryland and Virginia Increasing Awareness Through Film Incarceration Generation Book Tour Executive Director's End Note

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