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This study 'demonstrated that there is not always a discernible relationship between population and spend'ing shifts from one part of the system to
“As the size and cost of jails and prisons have grown, so too has the awareness that public investment in incarceration has not yielded the expecte
“Since 2000, at least 29 states have taken steps to roll back mandatory sentences, with 32 bills passed in just the last five years.
"In 2013, 35 states passed at least 85 bills to change some aspect of how their criminal justice systems address sentencing and corrections.
"Local jails, which exist in nearly every town and city in America, are built to hold people deemed too dangerous to release pending trial or at hi
"For millions of Americans, the legal and life-restricting consequences of a criminal conviction continue even after they’ve repaid their debt to s
"Segregated housing, commonly known as solitary confinement, is increasingly being recognized in the United States as a human rights issue.
"Although jails are the “front door” to mass incarceration, there is not enough data for justice system stakeholders and others to understand how t