Criminal Justice

3 criminal justice trends you should care about

Reducing mass incarceration and reforming the nation's criminal justice system are now mainstream news, yet most reporting focuses on the deleterious effects of racial and economic inequities on communities of color, incarcerated people, and individuals on parole or probation. There is, however, cause for optimism as demonstrated in the following areas: racial disparities, state laws,… Continue reading 3 criminal justice trends you should care about

Criminal Justice

Short takes: the voices of those most affected by the criminal justice system

The most ardent champions of criminal justice reform often are professional advocates, who may have never seen the inside of a jail or prison, never been on parole or probation, or never had a loved one who is incarcerated. Despite this, their criminal justice research and advocacy are invaluable . They work diligently to affect… Continue reading Short takes: the voices of those most affected by the criminal justice system

Criminal Justice

Providing services and goods for jails and prisons: a boon for private companies, not for inmates and their families

Nationally, there is increased interest in criminal justice reform, however, little has changed in families' daily interactions with jails and prisons. The emotional, financial, and psychological costs are high when someone you love is in custody of the criminal justice system. Like thousands of other mothers of inmates, my niece, Ann Williams,* regularly sends her… Continue reading Providing services and goods for jails and prisons: a boon for private companies, not for inmates and their families