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July 19, 2018
Disenfranchisement News: Expanding voter rights education in jails
Legislation in California and Illinois would require jails to provide voter education and make in-person or absentee voting available to all eligible incarcerated voters.
September 07, 2021
Meeting the Back-to-School Challenge: Get Involved!
By investing in proven solutions and partnering with the community, the education system can avert potential tragedy in 2021-22 and establish a new normal in our education system that fosters success, promotes equity, and recognizes the realities of adolescent behavior and brain development.
February 22, 2013
Promoting Safe Communities: Recommendations for the Administration
National Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Coalition provides recommendations on juvenile justice and delinquency prevention reform to the Obama Administration.
June 13, 2016
Race & Justice News: Racial Disparities in Sex Offender Registration
New study finds that sex offender registration across the country disproportionately affects black men, Department of Education urges university admissions to move "beyond the box," and more in Race and Justice News.
October 14, 2013
Ending Mass Incarceration: Social Interventions That Work
This policy brief discusses various interventions in early childhood education, juvenile justice, and community investment that have been demonstrated to be effective in reducing crime.
September 07, 2015
Why Aren't There More Higher Ed Programs Behind Bars?
While research shows that people who have access to educational opportunities while incarcerated are far less likely to return to prison, higher education programs that offer in-person courses behind bars are few and far between in the United States.
May 30, 2018
Race & Justice News: Civil Rights Enforcement May Drop Under DeVos
Though racial and ethnic disparities in school punishment grew worse in the 2015-2016 school year, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights may be stepping back from investigating racially disparate enforcement of school discipline policies.
February 09, 2022
State Action to Narrow the School-to-Prison Pipeline
Thanks to a $122 billion infusion of federal funds for public education included in the March 2021 American Rescue Plan, schools and communities have the opportunity to invest vast resources in effective new approaches to close the school-to-prison pipeline. The Sentencing Project has examined the plans submitted by every state for use of these federal funds.
May 01, 2003
Invisible Punishment Policies Irrational, Counterproductive
The dramatic expansion of the prison system, fueled by incarceration for drug offenses, has combined with new legislative initiatives to subject growing numbers of people to significant hurdles in access to housing, education, and financial benefits as they reenter the community.
May 07, 2020
Voting in Jails
While the COVID-19 pandemic presents challenges for voters during the 2020 election cycle, voting access for the 700,000 people held in local jails around the country has long been critically compromised. This report highlights jurisdictions around the country that actively support ballot access for people detained in jails.