Reducing Incarcerated Populations

Publications

, Albany Times Union
“Clean slate” legislation isn’t soft on crime
Sarah Wall

Reforming the criminal justice system is almost always fraught, but it’s especially so in an election year – and especially when crime rates are also on the rise. In New York, this perfect storm…

Individuals convicted by split juries deserve a new day in court
Lisel Petis

Louisiana has a lot of good things it’s known for—Jazz music, Cajun culture and incredible Southern food—so it’s a shameful fact that the state is also known to have one of the highest…

, The Center Square
Whitmer aims to spend $41M to upgrade prison tech
Jillian Snider

From The Center Square:

Jillian Snider, the policy director of criminal justice and civil liberties at the free-market R Street Institute, said the reforms would likely reduce recidivism and help…

Targeted Strategies to Reduce Disparities in Jail Populations
Christi Smith

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The fact that the United States incarcerates more of its population than the rest of the industrialized world—and that racial and ethnic minorities are overrepresented in…

A Review of Evidence-Based Alternatives to Pretrial Detention and Incarceration
Alexandra McCandless

WASHINGTON (Feb. 7, 2022) —The COVID-19 pandemic presented a unique problem to local jails. A lack of funding and resources, coupled with increased population transiency, translated to a…

Virginia legislators are considering ‘second-look’ criminal justice reform. Here’s what they need to know.
Sarah Wall

Chair Edwards, Chair Deeds and Honorable Members of the Committee,
My name is Sarah Wall and I am the government affairs manager for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions at R Street Institute (R…

, Washington Post
Biden touts criminal justice record — but advocates want more action quickly
Jillian Snider

From Washington Post:

Garland moved in that direction on Tuesday, when he reversed Trump administration policy and said federal inmates who had been released from prison to limit covid-19’s…

, Congresswoman Cori Bush
Bush, Pressley, Jeffries Unveil FIX Clemency Act
Jillian Snider

From Congresswoman Cori Bush:

The FIX Clemency Act is endorsed by:…R Street Institute

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