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.
Grassroots organizing is one of the strategies needed to end life imprisonment. Bringing the power of those directly impacted by long prison terms to the surface makes space for individuals to challenge extreme sentences.
A bill before the District of Columbia Council would extend sentence reviews to people convicted for an offense before turning 25, allowing a second look for more people who deserve a chance to reenter society.