Mass Incarceration


Congress Can Lead on Criminal Justice Reform Through Funding Choices Report

Congress Can Lead on Criminal Justice Reform Through Funding Choices

While the Trump administration slashes support for criminal justice reform, Congress can push the country toward smart criminal justice policies through appropriations.

Mike Crowley, Ed Chung

The Case for Paid Apprenticeships Behind Bars Report
In a photo from Friday, July 8, 2016, inmates James Fletcher, left, and DeAndre Allen work on cabinet doors at the Habitat for Humanity Prison Build at the Ionia Correctional Facility in Ionia, Mich. Few states have been more aggressive in releasing inmates and diverting offenders than Michigan, where the prison system has long threatened the state???s capacity to fund universities and other basics of government. But the $2 billion annual cost remains steep, exacerbated by a boomerang found here and across the country: the large number of inmates who wind up back behind bars again. Now Michigan leaders, frustrated that their downsizing efforts have hit a wall, are trying novel, more hands-on methods to ensure that prisoners leave with a job in hand. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

The Case for Paid Apprenticeships Behind Bars

Paid apprenticeships could help ease returning citizens’ labor market re-entry and benefit them, their families, and society.

Annie McGrew, Angela Hanks

Disabled Behind Bars Report
An inmate in a wheelchair goes through a check point at the California Medical Facility, in Vacaville, California, on April 9, 2008. (AP/Rich Pedroncelli)

Disabled Behind Bars

As bipartisan momentum around criminal justice reform continues to grow in Congress and across the United States, policymakers must include disability as a critical component of reform.

Rebecca Vallas

Restoring Justice Report
Inmates hang out on their bunks in a unit in the Harris County Jail for gay, bisexual, and transgender inmates in Houston, Texas. (AP/Pat Sullivan)

Restoring Justice

Several states and local jurisdictions have updated their juvenile justice policies to ensure that the disproportionate numbers of LGBT youth in the juvenile justice system are treated with dignity and respect. These model policies provide a blueprint for safeguarding all youth in the juvenile justice system.

Aisha C. Moodie-Mills, Christina Gilbert