Policymakers often talk about the problem of recidivism. Too often, they fail to recognize that most people who return to prison are incarcerated for failing to abide by non-criminal parole conditions, not for new criminal convictions. Read the full article in The Crime Report.
A group of over 60 former and current parole and probation executives are setting out to overhaul the current system of community supervision with the goal of reducing its size and punitiveness.
The Square One Project's Executive Session paper explores how the punishment of people convicted of violent crime has intensified as incarceration rates have grown in recent decades and discusses the impact on our criminal justice system. Several recommendations are suggested to reduce incarceration. Read the paper HERE
The Emerging Adult Justice Learning Community released a paper examining research on violent behavior and highlighting how poor, minority youth transitioning to adulthood are disproportionately the victims of violent crime and are also shouldering the brunt of the current, repressive penal policies. Read the paper HERE.
A new case study released today by the Justice Lab details the New York Close to Home juvenile justice reforms, and highlights the key takeaways for other states and jurisdictions looking to reform their systems.