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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...
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...

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