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Federal Folly: FY2012 U.S. Department of Justice Budget Gorges on Prisons, Gouges Juvenile Justice

The proposed 2012 budget for the U.S. Department of Justice puts locking people up ahead of reducing delinquency, protecting youth, and improving outcomes for the formerly incarcerated. 

When More is Less: How a Larger Women’s Jail in Baltimore will Reduce Public Safety and Diminish Resources for Positive Social Investments

Despite declines in the number of women held in the Baltimore City Detention Center, Maryland is planning to build a large, new women’s facility.

Fact Sheet on The Obama Administration’s 2011 Budget: More Policing, Prisons, and Punitive Policies

Justice advocates disturbed by proposed $29 billion for ineffective and unfair policies.

Fact Sheet on FY2010 Department of Justice Budget

The President’s proposed FY2010 Department of Justice (DOJ) budget asks for $26.7 billion. The budget reduces spending on juvenile justice programs, while increasing budgets for law enforcement, including Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (Byrne Grants) and Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants. The budget also increases spending on prisons, including 1,000 new contract beds (private prison providers) and two new federal prisons.

Moving Target: A Decade of Resistance to the Prison Industrial Complex

For the past 10 years, Critical Resistance has helped advocates imagine the possibility of a world without bars. If our country is to truly reclaim its communities, the criminal justice system must be dismantled.

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