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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Eddie Bocanegra - Chicago Tribune: To stop the bloodshed, focus on Chicago’s hot spots »
My Fourth of July began with the kind of phone call I dread most. A young man in our violence reduction program had been k...
Monday, August 3, 2020
Vox: The murder spike in big US cities, explained »
As if a Covid-19 pandemic wasn’t bad enough, the headlines suggest America is in the middle of a new wave of hom...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
New York Times: Chicago Gun Violence Spikes and Increasingly Finds the Youngest Victims »
As Yasmin Miller drove home from a laundromat in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood last weekend, a gunman in another car pe...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
PBS News Hour: What’s behind a recent surge in U.S. gun violence — and how to stop it »
This summer is shaping up to be a bloody one in many cities and neighborhoods. What’s behind the recent surge in gun viole...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Wall Street Journal: Violent Crime Surges in Atlanta Amid Rising Unemployment, Tensions Over Police »
A recent wave of violent crime has roiled the city of Atlanta, amplifying tensions in a community still reeling from the c...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
TED: Thomas Abt - Why violence clusters in cities and how to reduce it »
Reducing violence in cities in the US isn't the impossible, intractable challenge many believe it to be, says crime resear...
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
NPR: ‘Two Crises’: COVID-19 Pandemic Amplifies Calls For Criminal Justice Reform »
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, calls for reforms to the nation’s criminal justice system continue. “We real...
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Christian Science Monitor: Amid spike in crime, a question of who owns the streets »
The barricades were set up within sight of the Wendy’s where an Atlanta police officer killed Rayshard Brooks last month....
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Gov. Nathan Deal - Gainesville Times: Why prisoners should have access to Pell grants »
As a member of Congress and especially as governor of Georgia, I witnessed firsthand the power of our criminal justice sys...
Thursday, June 11, 2020
PRESS RELEASE: Khalil Cumberbatch Joins Council on Criminal Justice »
Cumberbatch joins national organization focused on enhancing safety and justice   For Immediate Relea...
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Politico: Washington Wrote a Playbook for Preventing Police Violence. What Happened to it? »
Laurie O. Robinson helped lead the push to demilitarize police departments after Ferguson. Now, she’s worried that Preside...
Monday, June 1, 2020
USA Today - Laurie Robinson & Charles Ramsey: Adopt minimum national police use-of-force standards »
Monday’s death of George Floyd, a Minneapolis man pinned to the ground by a police officer applying a knee to his neck, un...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Atlanta Journal Constitution: Former GA governor leads push for federal criminal justice reform »
A criminal justice task force chaired by former Gov. Nathan Deal is recommending sweeping changes to the federal system....
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
The Crime Report: Task Force Calls for Independent Oversight of Federal Prisons »
A task force led by current and former justice officials has proposed a 15-point platform to improve the federal criminal...
Thursday, May 14, 2020
The Crime Report: Community Justice Programs Face New Pressure in Health Crisis »
In criminal justice circles, most talk about the pandemic has focused on the devastating threat posed by the coronavirus t...
Friday, May 1, 2020
The Crime Report: Three Corrections Chiefs Describe Successes in Containing COVID Outbreak »
From the beginning of the national health emergency, it was clear that the novel coronavirus would pose a major challenge...
Monday, April 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Crime Report: The Wired Courtroom: Online Justice During the Pandemic »
The nation’s courts never have been noted for widespread use of technology to process criminal cases. But the c...
Friday, April 17, 2020
San Francisco Chronicle: California chief justice: Courts lack information on jail conditions »
Despite gaining unprecedented authority over local courts during the coronavirus outbreak, California’s chief justice says...
Friday, April 10, 2020
The Oregonian: Portland police, cops nationwide promote social distancing message ahead of holiday »
Portland’s police force and many others around the nation are bracing for a holiday weekend and a forecast of beautiful sp...
Thursday, April 9, 2020
The Hill: States move to protect prisoners from coronavirus outbreaks »
State and local corrections departments are taking steps ranging from sequestering inmates to releasing low-level offender...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
CBS News: As coronavirus seeps into prisons, activists push for the release of vulnerable inmates »
The nearly 2.3 million people incarcerated across America are especially vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak, activists...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Timothy Head: Here’s how we can flatten the curve behind bars »
The coronavirus poses a threat to everyone, regardless of age, sex, or nationality. But it’s a particularly big threat for...
Friday, March 20, 2020
USA Today: Prisons restrict inmates, staffers' movements as they try to keep coronavirus out »
WASHINGTON – More than 500,000 inmates in the nation’s largest prison systems were on near-lockdown this week as authoriti...
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Sen. Jeff Brandes: Black defendants spend more time in jail for the same crimes. »
Not long ago, the Council on Criminal Justice, a nonpartisan national think tank, released a report showing that racial an...
Thursday, January 23, 2020
The Crime Report: 1994 Federal Crime Law Helped Cut 200,000 Sentences: Study »
The wide-ranging anticrime law passed by Congress in 1994 generally is known as a “tough on crime” measure because it incr...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
The New York Daily News: Racial gap shrinks, but but blacks still 5 times more likely.. »
The long-standing racial disparity in rates of incarceration has begun to narrow in the early part of the 21st century, bu...
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
The Washington Post: States imprison black people at five times the rate of whites »
In its first major report, the independent, bipartisan Council on Criminal Justice has found that racial and ethnic d...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The Hill: Study: Racial disparities narrow in US prisons »
Racial disparities in prisons have decreased across the U.S. in the last 16 years, but black Americans are still more like...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The Marshall Project: The Growing Racial Disparity in Prison Time »
The racial disparity between black and white people sent to state prisons is declining, and it has been for some time....
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The Crime Report: Black-White Gap in U.S. Prison System Narrowed Since 2000, Researchers Find »
Although African Americans are disproportionately the largest group of individuals in the U.S. justice system, the racial...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
AP: Report: Blacks imprisoned more than whites, but gap narrows »
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Racial disparities have narrowed across the U.S. criminal justice system over 16 years, though b...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The Washington Post: The criminal-justice debate needs to catch up with this encouraging trend »
African Americans and Latinos are substantially overrepresented among the U.S. prison population, an undeniable legacy of...
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
PRESS RELEASE: Racial Disparities Declined Across Corrections Populations »
Council on Criminal Justice study finds that while racial gaps persist, imprisonment disparities shrunk for all major crim...
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
NBC News: The First Step Act promised widespread reform. »
In 2004, when Tanesha Bannister was 29, a judge sentenced her to life in prison for selling crack, convincing the single m...

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