NASEM Committee Co-Chaired by Bruce Western Issues Report on Decarcerating Correctional Facilities During COVID-19
On October 20, 2020, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) released a new study entitled Decarcerating Correctional Facilities During COVID-19: Advancing Health, Equity, and Safety.
This research brief offers an initial analysis of newly-released data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), which report on the number of people under probation and parole supervision in 2017 and 2018. This brief seeks to put the data into the context of historical and international community supervision trends and to examine supervision rates through a racial equity lens.
The Square One Project releases a new paper from Vincent Schiraldi, co-founder of the Columbia University Justice Lab, titled “Can we eliminate the youth prison? (And what should we place it with?).” The paper discusses the need to eradicate the use of youth carceral facilities.
Read the full report here.
In partnership with Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) on June 11th, the Justice Lab presented a virtual evening event featuring a half hour-long screening of the acclaimed documentary series College Behind Bars.
Watch the webinar here.