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Bill seeks to interrupt school-to-prison pipeline fueled by expulsions and suspensions

Cites JPI's work on the school-to-prison pipeline.

Statement on the conviction of Derek Chauvin

Last summer, America stood transfixed as it watched, over and over, footage of a police officer killing a man in broad daylight, kneeling on his neck for 9 minutes and 29 seconds. For all Americans it was horrifying, but for people of color it was not surprising. What has been surprising, relieving, and heartening, is that the court process in Minnesota worked as it should. This is progress; accountability for police use of force is incredibly rare. But we shouldn’t have to applaud the justice system for doing what it should have done all along. 

Victims' Voices Left Out Of Criminal Justice Reform

Quotes JPI's Senior Fellow Mai Fernandez.

Two long-sought bills that would change parole for inmates advance in Maryland

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.

The unending COVID-19 disaster in Maryland prisons

Interview with JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.

Bill would prohibit charging children 13 and younger with crimes

Cites JPI's "Education Under Arrest" report.

Let’s End Solitary for Youth During COVID—and After

JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler Michael Umpierre, Director of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform at Georgetown, discuss the harmful impacts of solitary confinement for youth and calls to end the practice.

New report shows decrease in Utah youth locked in detention

Cites JPI's "Sticker Shock: The Cost of Youth Incarceration" policy brief.

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Legislation to Reduce the Detention of Juveniles

Cites JPI's "The Dangers of Detention" report. 

Oakland Eliminated its School Police Force—So What Happens Now?

Cites JPI's "The Presence of School Resource Officers in America's Schools"policy brief.

Maryland’s prisons have teemed with coronavirus. Now, the most vulnerable inmates are getting COVID vaccines.

Quotes JPI's State Strategiest Keith Wallington.

How My Arrest at Age 13 Changed the Shape of My Life

JPI's Associate Tyrone Walker reflects on youth, family, injustice and relationships with police.

Mass incarceration is causing Black communities to lose billions in earnings

Quotes JPI's State Strategiest Keith Wallington.

Black mass incarceration in the so-called Free State

Cites JPI's "Rethinking Approaches to Over Incarceration of Black Young Adults in Maryland" policy brief.

Maryland inmate tests positive for UK variant of COVID-19, Department of Corrections says

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.

Proactive COVID-19 testing of Maryland inmates protects all of us

Chris Beyrer and  JPI's Director of Research and Policy Ryan King discuss the need for COVID-19 testing, PPE, and vaccinations in Maryland prisons and jails to prevent further death in this ongoing crisis.

‘The House Is on Fire’: Prisoners’ Rights Activists Call on Hogan to Act Immediately

Quotes JPI's State Strategiest Keith Wallington.

Missouri law raises age for adult charges, but some prosecutors say they won’t follow

Cites JPI's "Sticker Shock: The Cost of Youth Incarceration" policy brief.

A second look at unjust prison terms

Quotes JPI's Associate Tyrone Walker. 

California to phase out Division of Juvenile Justice, creating an opportunity for substantial reform

Cites JPI's "Sticker Shock: The Cost of Youth Incarceration" policy brief.

California to phase out Division of Juvenile Justice, creating an opportunity for substantial reform

Cites JPI's "Sticker Shock: The Cost of Youth Incarceration" policy brief. 

Maryland inmate coronavirus death toll increases to 18 as questions remain over state’s vaccination schedule

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.

COVID vaccines: Prisoners excluded from US plans

Quotes JPI's Director of Research and Policy Ryan King.

Maryland spent $5.8 million on a youth jail against expert advice. Now its closure could mark a shift in juvenile justice

Quotes JPI's Executive Director Marc Schindler.

Sticker Shock: The Cost of New York’s Youth Prisons Approaches $1 Million Per Kid

Cites JPI's 2020 "Sticker Shock" policy brief. 

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