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Arming the Courts with Research: 10 Evidence-Based Sentencing Initiatives to Control Crime and Reduce Costs

The use of cost-effective evidence-based practices to reduce offender recidivism, crime rates, and costs is explained.

Should Social Media Be Banned in Prison?

Issues surrounding the use of social media in U.S. prisons are discussed, including security, and rehabilitation.

Legislating Evidence-Based Policymaking

This article explains how various states have used evidence-based practices (EBPs) in their policymaking.

Re-Examining Juvenile Incarceration

This brief notes how lengthy out-of-home placements in facilities fail to improve outcomes vs. alternative sanctions and can be counterproductive.

Reducing Incarceration for Technical Violations in Louisiana: Evaluation of Revocation Cap Shows Cost Savings, Less Crime

This report shows how limiting the incarceration time of first-time probation or parole violators to 90 days is more effective and cheaper.

Mandatory Reentry Supervision: Evaluating the Kentucky Experience

This brief examines the impact a mandatory reentry supervision program has on spending and public safety.

Public Opinion on Juvenile Justice in America

This issue brief is an overview of how voters in the United States feel about juvenile offenders using easy to understand utilizing infographics.

Most States Cut Imprisonment and Crime

This is an excellent infographic showing how reductions in incarceration lead to decreases in crime.

Measuring Juvenile Recidivism: Data Collection and Reporting Practices in Juvenile Corrections

This interactive map provides information for finding out about juvenile offender recidivism across the United States.

State Prison Health Care Spending: An Examination

This report finds that state spending on prisoner health care increased from fiscal 2007 to 2011, but began trending downward from its peak in 2009.


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