Racial disparity is a large driver in the unprecedented growth in our criminal justice population, and working toward reducing racial and ethnic disparity in the criminal justice system is a necessary component of the larger reentry conversation.
Racial disparity is a large driver in the unprecedented growth in our criminal justice population.
In her comments to the National Association of Counties Steering Committee on Justice and Public Safety, Research Analyst Ashley Nellis, Ph.D., discusses how policymakers can address racial disparities in the justice system at the county level.
Oregon ballot measure tackles racial disparities in drug possession enforcement, San Francisco will respond to behavioral crisis calls without police, Black Kansas City residents cite distrust of police as contributor to gun violence, and more in Race & Justice News.
The Sentencing Project convened a national day of action in commemoration of the 49th anniversary of the Attica uprising and to demand life sentenced prisoners be included in COVID-19-related decarceration efforts. Groups around the country organized grassroots actions in support of prison releases.