Jail Reform


, Insider Advantage
Too often, the road to prison is paved with good intentions
Marc Hyden & Arthur Rizer

Too often, the road to prison is paved with good intentions
Proudly standing aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln in 2003, then-President George W. Bush announced that Operation Iraqi Freedom was a…

R Sheet on Jail Reform
Lars Trautman

The words “jail” and “prison” are often used interchangeably in popular discourse about incarceration, but they actually represent distinct institutions that deal with very different…

Who’s Making Money From the Border Crisis? Private Prisons
Lars Trautman

From The American Conservative:
However, there are other, far less expensive options for immigration enforcement that have proven to be extremely effective, says Lars Trautman from the center-right…

, The Hill
Want to cut the prison population? Start by tackling probation reform
Nila Bala

President Trump recently noted the 3,000 individuals who will be released from prison next month thanks to the landmark First Step Act. Yet each day, we are sending 95,000 more people to prison in…

, Arnold Ventures
Thinking Beyond the Prison Cell
Arthur Rizer

From Arnold Ventures:

“If we’re doing something that doesn’t make us safer, then why are we doing it?” said Arthur Rizer, director of criminal justice and civil liberties at the R Street…

, The Rod Arquette Show
Emily Mooney on The Rod Arquette Show
Emily Mooney

From The Rod Arquette Show:

Emily Mooney, a Fellow with the R Street Institute, joins the program for a conversation about an effort by Utah Senator Mike Lee to reinstate Pell Grants for…

, National Review
Reinstate Pell Grants for Prisoners
Emily Mooney

This session, Congress has an opportunity to dramatically expand access to post-secondary education behind bars by reinstating eligibility for Pell Grants (need-based federal tuition grants to…

, Mic
Prisoner access to Pell Grants needs to be reinstated now. Here’s why.
Arthur Rizer

America has long heralded education as a primary means for growth and transformation. It is for this reason that Congress established Basic Educational Opportunity Grants, later called Pell…

, CBC Radio
Balancing safety with privacy in prison: should ‘smart’ technology monitor inmates?
Nila Bala

From CBC Radio:

Artificial intelligence has great potential to help with all sorts of aspects of our lives – smart homes, cars, workplaces – but can AI help improve our prisons?


If the state can’t control prisons, how can it control us?
Steven Greenhut

Of the 1,000 or so California bills that likely will become law this year, virtually every measure will give government more power to do one thing or another. The consensus in the Capitol…