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Thursday, February 20, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
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...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
The Hill: Let's maintain our bipartisan momentum with criminal justice reform »
Ten months ago, Congress passed the FIRST STEP Act, signaling the arrival of bipartisan criminal justice reform at th...
Friday, October 25, 2019
Yahoo News: After Trump speaks on criminal justice reform, Dem candidates will push their own plans. »
The United States, the richest country in the world, also incarcerates more people than any other nation, almost 2.2...
Monday, October 21, 2019
The Crime Report: White House Pledges Hard Work on First Step Act »
Reassuring skeptics, the Trump administration has vowed to devote considerable resources over the next year to put into ef...
Monday, October 14, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Georgia Recorder: Budget cuts to criminal justice reform initiatives ‘penny-wise, pound foolish’ »
As prisons grew crowded and incarceration costs soared earlier this decade, state lawmakers and advocates joined forces wi...
Friday, October 11, 2019
The Victorville Daily Press: Crime rates fall, reform amps up »
The FBI recently announced that violent crime fell 3.9% in 2018. The numbers are recorded by police departments across the...
Saturday, October 5, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Age: Forget being tough on crime. It's time we were smart on crime. »
Certainly we are following, without apparent serious debate, the US model of declaring war on crime, recruiting more polic...
Friday, September 13, 2019
The Crime Report: 1994 Crime Bill’s Effect on Mass Incarceration Was Limited: Study »
Critics of the nation’s more than two million people in prisons and jails frequently blame a law passed by Congress in 199...
Thursday, September 12, 2019
New CCJ report: Prison growth slowed in wake of 1994 Crime Bill »
The 1994 federal Crime Bill offered states billions to build more prisons, but the state prison population grew more slowl...
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
NY Times: Why the 2020 Criminal Justice Debate is Completely Different »
“This is a conversation that is unrecognizable from 10 years ago — even five years ago — when these kinds of proposals wou...
Monday, August 12, 2019
Inside Philanthropy: New Funder-Backed Alliance Advocates for Criminal Justice Reform »
A new national organization whose members include a Koch Industries executive and a leading Black Lives Matter organizer w...
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Tim Head: We need to reform the nation's justice system »
In this era of hyperpartisanship, criminal justice has emerged as the one issue on which Republicans and Democrats can agr...
Monday, August 5, 2019
Govs. Bevin (KY) and Brown (CA): The US has barely scratched the surface on criminal justice reform »
In these highly polarized times, our nation is awash in loud and public fights about immigration, health care, global warm...
Friday, August 2, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fortune: Criminal Justice Reform Advocates See Prime Opportunity in 2020 Election »
The topic of criminal justice is weaving its way through political discussions, even making its way into the Twitter tirad...
Sunday, July 28, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Santa Maria Times: Finding a united approach »
What do you suppose would happen if you put a mix of Republican and Democratic lawmakers, an African American activist, a...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Philanthropy News Digest: Nonpartisan Council on Criminal Justice Launched »
A broad spectrum of criminal justice and public policy leaders have joined forces to launch a national organization dedica...
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
The Crime Report: Justice Reformers Warned of "Brief Window" to Make Meaningful Change »
Reformers have a “relatively brief window” of time to build consensus for meaningful change in the U.S. justice system, sa...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Washington Examiner: Odd bedfellows on crime reform »
A collection of President Trump’s allies and enemies have joined forces to push for more criminal justice reform after the...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
SD Union-Tribune: Editorial: Council on Criminal Justice joins push for much-needed reforms »
The U.S. criminal justice system locks up proportionately more people for longer periods than just about any nation on Ear...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
CBS: Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Coalition deeply Rooted in Atlanta »
While Nathan Deal was governor, Georgia transformed its criminal justice system. He enacted legislation that decreased pri...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
Arnold Ventures: A New Organization Seeks to Propel Criminal Justice Reform »
"We are in an incredible moment of bipartisan agreement and cooperation on criminal justice,’ says Adam Gelb, founder of t...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
AV: It’s Big. It’s Ambitious. It’s Bipartisan. A New Organization Seeks to Propel CJ Reform »
‘We are in an incredible moment of bipartisan agreement and cooperation on criminal justice,’ says Adam Gelb, founder of t...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Crime Report: New Justice Group Aims to Provide ‘Center of Gravity’ for Reform »
The Council of Justice, a new research and advocacy organization, is making its public debut Tuesday with a blue-ribbon ca...
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
AJC: Atlanta nonprofit to spearhead criminal justice push »
Former Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Sally Yates, the ex-acting US Attorney General will fill key positions on a new crimin...

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