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.
In recent years most states have enacted reforms designed to reduce the scale of incarceration and the impact of the collateral consequences of a felony conviction. This briefing paper describes key reforms that were prioritized in 2019.
As the movement to challenge mass incarceration evolves there is growing attention being given to the dramatic impact of life sentences on the prison population. In 2019 national and state groups worked to build the base of support for ending life imprisonment. State advocates and organizers facilitated connections through strategy sessions to support reform.