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Delaney, Ruth

The Price of Jails: Measuring the Taxpayer Cost of Local Incarceration

This report highlights how the surest way to safely cut costs is to reduce the number of people who enter and stay in jails.

Incarceration's Front Door: The Misuse of Jails in America

This report reviews existing research and data to take a deeper look at our nation’s misuse of local jails and efforts to mitigate these results.  

Playbook for Change? States Reconsider Mandatory Sentences

This report examines state-level mandatory sentencing reforms since 2000, their impact, and recommendations about similar efforts.

The Potential of Community Corrections to Improve Safety and Reduce Incarceration

This report explains the potential of community-based corrections to reduce the recidivism of offenders and reconsider its role.

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