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Article • March 4, 2015 • from PLN March, 2015
Federal Court Caseloads Threaten Constitutional Protections by Matthew Clarke Federal Court Caseloads Threaten Constitutional Protections by Matt Clarke Civil and criminal case filings in federal courts have grown dramatically over the past two decades, but at the same time the number of judges available to hear them has barely increased ...
How Former Prisoners Are Set Up to Fail, Especially if They're Women by Jean Friedman-Rudovsky How Former Prisoners Are Set Up to Fail, Especially if They're Women Orange Is the New Black has shined a light on women's experiences behind bars, but what happens when they're no longer locked up? ...
Arrest-Related Deaths Program: Data Quality Profile BJS 2015 U.S. Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs Bureau of Justice Statistics TECHNICAL REPORT March 2015, NCJ 248544 Arrest-Related Deaths Program: Data Quality Profile Michael Planty and Andrea M. Burch, Bureau of Justice Statistics Duren Banks, Lance Couzens, Caroline Blanton, and Devon ...
Article • February 4, 2015 • from PLN February, 2015
Life Sentences Spike in Recent Years – Especially in Utah by Life Sentences Spike in Recent Years – Especially in Utah A recent research study and news reports have revealed an increase in the number of prisoners across the nation – and particularly in Utah – sentenced to life in ...
Publication • February 1, 2015
What Caused the Crime Decline? Crime Rate Report Brennan Center 2015 brennan center for justice WHAT CAUSED THE CRIME DECLINE? Dr. Oliver Roeder, Lauren-Brooke Eisen, and Julia Bowling Foreword by Dr. Joseph E. Stiglitz Executive Summary by Inimai Chettiar Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law ...
Publication • February 1, 2015
The Right Investment? Corrections Spending in Baltimore City Prison Policy Initiative 2015 THE RI GHT I NVESTMENT? CORRECTI ONSSPENDI NG I N BAL TI MORECI TY FEBRUARY 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction: Mapping Baltimore’s Corrections and Community Challenges ................................................................................. 2 48T 48T Focus on Baltimore City ....................................................... 2 48T Public ...
Article • January 14, 2015
Australia Imprisons Aboriginals Disproportionately by Australia Imprisons Aborigines Disproportionately The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples has called for the federal government to increase its “Closing the Gap” goals. Closing the Gap currently aims to reduce the disproportionate overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system by funding legal ...
Department of Justice Releases 2012 Report on Local Jail and State Prison Deaths by Department of Justice Releases 2012 Report on Local Jail and State Prison Deaths by Matt Clarke The Bureau of Justice Statistics of the U.S. Department of Justice released a December 2012 report entitled "Mortality in Local ...
Article • January 13, 2015
Colorado: Parole Board’s Track Record Difficult to Assess by Colorado: Parole Board’s Track Record Difficult to Assess The killing of Tom Clements, executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC), made national news. Investigation ultimately connected the high-profile killing to a prisoner who was erroneously released from prison years ...
Article • January 13, 2015
Report Says Texas State Jails an Expensive Failure in Need of Reform by Report Says Texas State Jails an Expensive Failure in Need of Reform by Matt Clarke According to a November 2012 report published by the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a conservative think tank, the Texas state jail system ...
Article • January 13, 2015
Report Analyzes New Jersey Jail Population by Report Analyzes New Jersey Jail Population In partnership with the Drug Policy Alliance, Luminosity has issued a report that analyzes New Jersey’s jail population. The study’s goal “is to use this profile to identify opportunities to responsibly reduce New Jersey’s jail population while ...
Report: 17 States Reduce Recidivism, Save Billions by Reinvesting Wisely by Report: 17 States Reduce Recidivism, Save Billions by Reinvesting Wisely A blueprint for better public safety, long-endorsed by reform advocates and scoffed at by tough-on-crimers, has emerged in 17 states that have managed to reduce recidivism since 2007: Stop ...
Article • January 12, 2015
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Racial Disparities Diminishing, Especially Among Female Prisoners by Racial Disparities Diminishing, Especially Among Female Prisoners   As dispiriting are the racial inequities of mass-incarceration, recent trends are cause for a sliver of cautious optimism, according to a 2013 report from The Sentencing Project, a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. ...
Article • January 10, 2015 • from PLN January, 2015
The Globalization of Supermax Prisons, edited by Jeffrey Ian Ross (Rutgers University Press, 2013). 240 pages, $28.95 paperback by Gary Hunter The Globalization of Supermax Prisons, edited by Jeffrey Ian Ross (Rutgers University Press, 2013). 240 pages, $28.95 paperback Book review by Gary Hunter "Zero tolerance” is a phrase that ...
Article • January 10, 2015 • from PLN January, 2015
Ohio DOC Director Wants Return to Stricter Law after 2012 Spike in Positive Drug Tests by Ohio DOC Director Wants Return to Stricter Law after 2012 Spike in Positive Drug Tests Drug testing in Ohio prisons in October 2012 revealed the highest level of prisoner drug use in more than ...
America’s Prisons: A Road to Nowhere by Ben Notterman America’s Prisons: A Road to Nowhere by Ben Notterman Video of Henry McCollum’s release from a North Carolina prison in September 2014 shows the exonerated death row prisoner making his way through a crowd of excited onlookers and into his family’s ...
Publication • January 3, 2015
Arrest-Related Deaths Program Assessment: Technical Report BJS 2015 Arrest-Related Deaths Program Assessment Technical Report Duren Banks Lance Couzens Caroline Blanton Devon Cribb RTI International NCJ 248543 March 2015 Contents Executive summary .....................................................................................................................1 1 Background ..............................................................................................................................3 2 Methodology ............................................................................................................................4 2.1 Probabilistic case-level linking ......................................................................................4 2.1.1 Calculation of similarity scores .........................................................................5 2.1.2 ...
Article • December 3, 2014 • from PLN December, 2014
Deportations Still High Despite Decline from Record Levels by Derek Gilna Deportations Still High Despite Decline from Record Levels by Derek Gilna s political efforts to reform the nation’s immigration laws continue to falter despite garnering headlines and generating contentious public debate, the latest statistics from Immigration and Customs Enforcement ...
Article • December 3, 2014 • from PLN December, 2014
Texas Prison Population Drops as Guard Shortage Persists by Matthew Clarke Texas Prison Population Drops as Guard Shortage Persists by Matt Clarke In spite of a three-year downward trend, Texas continues to lead the nation with the largest state prison population. At the same time, the state has pursued a ...
Article • December 3, 2014 • from PLN December, 2014
Education is Better than Punishment: Something We Can All Support! by Vivian D. Nixon Education is Better than Punishment: Something We Can All Support! by Vivian D. Nixon I learned in the harshest way possible that in the United States of America, every felony conviction, no matter what the judge ...
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