Category: mass incarceration

Feb 20

Beyond the Bars Conference

The 8th annual Beyond the Bars Conference at the Center for Justice at Columbia University seeks to contribute to the growing movement to close jails and prisons as a part of the larger struggle to end mass incarceration. In particular, the event will focus on elevating the efforts led by grassroots organizers that include formerly incarcerated …

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Oct 10

People Sentenced to Prison, Not Probation, Are More Likely to Reoffend, UC Berkeley Study Finds

The Daily Californian By Ella Colbert A study conducted by a UC Berkeley professor that was published Monday found that individuals sentenced to prison rather than probation were more likely to re-enter the prison system. David Harding, a UC Berkeley associate professor of sociology, said he worked on the study with his three co-authors for …

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Oct 04

MacArthur Awards $11.3 Million for Justice Reform Efforts

Philanthropy News Digest By Philanthropy News Digest Staff The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced grants totaling $11.3 million to eight U.S. counties and cities seeking to create fairer, more effective justice systems. Awarded as part of the foundation’s Safety and Justice Challenge, a $100 million initiative launched in 2015 with the …

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Sep 07

We Need a Long-Term Plan for Reducing Reincarcerations

The Hill By Sam Schaeffer From the 1970s until just a few years ago, “tough on crime” policies such as militarized policing, severe sentencing laws and eliminating services like prison education defined our approach to criminal justice. Officials in both parties championed these approaches despite evidence showing they were ineffective, created untenable costs and eviscerated …

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