Jail Reform


Expanded Citation Authority in Connecticut
Sarah Wall & Maya Szilak

Over the last decade, Connecticut has made significant strides in criminal justice reform, making the state a national leader in the area. Still, pre-trial detainment for minor offenses…

, Arnold Ventures
Conservatives Call for Bail Reform After Waukesha Tragedy
Lisel Petis

From Arnold Ventures:

“The reality […] is that the cash bail system — the process by which defendants are released from jail in exchange for paying money — is broken,” wrote Lisel…

Reducing Jail Populations Does Not Increase Homicide Rates
Maya Szilak

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Three myths about cash bail
Sarah Anderson

Advocates of reducing jail populations should be pleased to see President Biden bring up the topic of cash bail again. It was promised as part of his campaign platform, but the president has been…

, The Week
Does Sirhan Sirhan deserve mercy?
Steven Greenhut

From The Week:

Under most circumstances, Newsom’s decision would be easy enough. Politicians haven’t often paid a price for adopting a “lock ’em up and throw away the key” attitude, particularly…

How Atrocious Prisons Conditions Make Us All Less Safe
Emily Mooney

From Brennan Center for Justice:

In Florida, which is the nation’s third largest prison system, there are virtually no education programs for prisoners, even though research shows that those…

, The Education Trust
Satra Taylor, The Education Trust, Written Testimony on Implementing Pell Grant Eligibility for Students Who Are Incarcerated
Nila Bala

From The Education Trust:

A wide range of stakeholders – including education and criminal justice advocates, think tanks, business leaders, faith-based organizations, and state…

Staying connected with mail is vital for those incarcerated and their families
Nila Bala

Facilitating family connections is in everyone’s best interests. Pro-social family connections can make facilities safer, improve the psychological health of those behind bars, and even lead to a…

, Yes! Magazine
Where Incarceration Isn’t the Answer
Arthur Rizer

From Yes! Magazine:

In his essay “The Conservative Case for Jail Reform,” Arthur Rizer of the conservative think tank R Street Institute writes, “Incarceration separates offenders from their…

Rethinking Flavored Tobacco Bans and Black Markets
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (March 25, 2020) – The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill earlier this year banning flavored tobacco products, including menthol cigarettes and flavored e-cigarettes and vapes,…

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