press releases

New Research Indicates Modest Reductions in Long Sentences in Illinois Would Result in Few Additional Arrests

January 12, 2023

Analysis for CCJ task force examined arrest histories of people who served an average of 19 years to evaluate public safety impact of shortening prison stays

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New Analysis Shows U.S. Imposes Long Prison Sentences More Frequently than Other Nations

December 19, 2022

Higher homicide rates partially explain the distinction, research for CCJ task force finds.

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Racial Disparities in State Imprisonment
Declined Substantially from 2000 to 2020

September 22, 2022

Black-White differences remain but imprisonment disparities shrunk
for all crime types, and gaps in some measures nearly closed.

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Elmets Communications staff on August 26, 2010.

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