Criminal justice reform is reducing prison populations in big America cities. But in some suburbs and rural communities, prison populations are actually growing. Marc Mauer appeared on PRI’s To the Point to discuss these trends and the sentencing laws and other policies and practices behind them. Other guests included Josh Keller of the New York Times, Aaron Negangard of theDistrict Attorney’s Office of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, and Lisa Roberts of the Scioto County Drug Free Communities Support Program.
Listen to the interview on KCRW here.
June 14, 2016
The Color of Justice 2016 Report
African Americans are incarcerated in state prisons across the country at more than five times the rate of whites, and at least ten times the rate in five states. This report documents the rates of incarceration for whites, African Americans, and Hispanics in each state, identifies three contributors to racial and ethnic disparities in imprisonment, and provides recommendations for reform.
October 07, 2021
Sign-on Letter: Pass the Redefinition of Child Amendment Act of 2021
Justice organizations urge the Mayor and the Council of the District of Columbia to pass Bill 4-0338, the Redefinition of Child Amendment Act of 2021 as a necessary, common sense approach to juvenile justice reform that will create better outcomes for youth and communities, will treat children as children, and will make significant steps forward in advancing racial equity.