press releases

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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Council Launches National Veterans Justice Commission with Former U.S. Defense Secretaries Hagel, Panetta

August 16, 2022

Diverse expert panel will examine factors driving veterans’ involvement in criminal justice system, produce recommendations for policy changes.

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Homicides, Gun Assaults Fall Modestly
in Major U.S. Cities as Robberies Spike

July 27, 2022

New CCJ analysis also finds that property crimes increased in the first six months of 2022, while drug offenses continued to decline.

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Elmets Communications staff on August 26, 2010.

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