Cementing Criminal Justice Reform


, Marijuana Moment
GOP lawmakers slam House cannabis vote plan (Newsletter: December 2, 2020)
Arthur Rizer

From Marijuana Moment:

The R Street Institute is urging members of Congress to vote for a marijuana legalization bill this week.

, The American Spectator
California OKs Jobless Pay for Inmates
Steven Greenhut

The California Democratic supermajority’s agenda rests entirely on the belief in the need to expand state power to “help” the public — and its concurrent distrust of the “greedy”…

, Washington Examiner
Expanding prison education benefits everybody
Jesse Kelley

Sitting in a hot, stuffy men’s minimum-security prison, seven incarcerated students described their experiences in the facility’s college program.

Although going to prison caused strains on…

Coalition Letter Supporting MORE Act Provision to De-Schedule Cannabis
Arthur Rizer

Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader Hoyer, Leader McCarthy, and Whip Scalise:

On behalf of the many of Americans whose views and values our organizations represent, we respectfully urge you to support…

Too Close for Comfort (and Safety!): How the Pandemic Has Inspired Sensible Alternatives to Arrest
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Dec. 2, 2020)—Covid-19 has changed nearly every part of how we do things as a society. This includes how police officers perform and execute arrests.

Since traditional arrest…

COVID-19 Inspired Alternatives to Arrest and Their Public Reception
Lars Trautman & Camille Infantolino

Press release: Too Close for Comfort (and Safety!): How the Pandemic Has Inspired Sensible Alternatives to Arrest

Image credit: valery_evlakhov

, Urban Institute
Kentucky Is Succeeding in Keeping Youth Out of the Juvenile Justice System
Nila Bala & Emily Mooney

From Urban Institute:

To be clear, disparities persist and are significant. But many think that diversion reforms are key to improving equity (PDF), and our project lends some support to that…

, Route Fifty
States May See a Lot More Money for Crime Prevention with Biden Plan
Emily Mooney

From Route Fifty:

The “sheer scope of the funding” signals Biden’s interest in spurring prevention efforts quickly, said Emily Mooney, a policy fellow at the R Street Institute. “It’s a…

Video: How Maryland Treats Justice-involved Kids: 2020 Nat’l State Ratings Report on World Children’s Day
Emily Mooney

From People’s Commission Decrim Maryland:

Webinar presented by People’s Commission to Decriminalize Maryland and Maryland Youth Justice Coalition.

, CanadaTalks SiriusXM 167
Radio: Jonathan Haggerty Joins Matt Gurney
Jonathan Haggerty

From CanadaTalks SiriusXM 167:

Jonathan Haggerty (Resident Fellow, Criminal Justice & Civil Liberties at the R street institute)joined Matt Gurney on Morning to discuss “The Evidence on…