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First Step Act Implementation and Beyond – A Conversation with Bureau of Prisons Director Colette Peters

On January 22, the leaders of the Council on Criminal Justice Centering Justice initiative – Khalil Cumberbatch and Marc Levin – led a conversation with Bureau of Prisons Director Colette Peters to discuss the First Step Act.
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Event Recording: The First Step Act – From Idea to Implementation

On December 7, 2023, the leaders of the Council on Criminal Justice Centering Justice initiative – Khalil Cumberbatch and Marc Levin – led a discussion on the First Step Act ahead of the fifth anniversary of its passage.
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Event Recording: Pretrial Justice, Sentencing and Corrections—Finding Common Ground in State Capitals

On May 15, the leaders of the Council on Criminal Justice Centering Justice initiative – Khalil Cumberbatch and Marc Levin – led a discussion exploring bipartisan cooperation on pretrial justice, sentencing, and corrections with three experts from the field: Insha

GOVERNING
Why We Need More College Graduates Behind the Badge

Attracting more people with four-year degrees — and more women — into policing is likely to produce better outcomes. Among other things, they are less likely to draw complaints and use force.

Washington Monthly
America Doesn’t Need Public Mugshots of Donald Trump or Joe Blow

By Marc A. Levin and Khalil A. Cumberbatch Americans may have increasingly different perspectives, but virtually all of them recognize the face of former President Donald Trump. Sure, some have seen enough of him, while others eagerly await his every

The Hill
Why a strong, united America requires effective criminal justice policies

Levin and Cumberbatch explore how criminal justice policies provide the structure necessary for a fair and just system.

Governing
To Address the Corrections Staffing Crisis, Think Outside the Cell

Our prisons don’t have enough staffers to protect inmates or themselves. Better pay, benefits and working conditions are needed, and there are other effective strategies.

The Crime Report
Guns: Yes, Virginia, There Really is a Middle Ground

Despite the U.S. Supreme Court's Bruen decision, Levin argues that Americans can find middle ground on guns.

Washington Monthly
Critical Race Query

By Marc A. Levin and Khalil A. Cumberbatch When it comes to critical race theory, strong opinions abound. Proponents declare that it’s “the only way we hold the devil at bay,” while the conservative Heritage Foundation insists that its embrace