New and improved facilities are a critical pillar of California's corrections transformation. But bureaucratic roadblocks, indifference from county sheriffs, and critical errors in planning by local officials have meant dozens of California jails remain broken and dangerous.
Since 2011 inmate-on-inmate homicides have risen 46 percent in county jails statewide compared with the seven years before.
Proposition 47 was meant to prevent minor drug offenders from being incarcerated and instead funneled into treatment. Thus far the plan has seen mixed results.
Pre-trial detention hurts defendants and taxpayers.
A new policy brief uses psychotropic medications as a proxy for mental illness, and finds that, despite criminal justice reforms in the state, the population of mentally ill inmates in jails is growing.
A new poll from the MacArthur Foundation finds most Americans' sentiments about the justice system are at odds with the Trump administration's punitive policies.
A new consultancy firm offers advice for first-time detainees, from someone who’s been there.
Research shows that Republican-leaning states are less likely to pass laws to protect against wrongful convictions.
While Baltimore erupts, the Supreme Court considers a timely case.
Cory Booker and Rand Paul’s REDEEM Act.
As a new class-action lawsuit out of California’s infamous Pelican Bay State Prison that may definitively determine the future of solitary in that state moves forward, more people are taking the position that the practice amounts to inhumane punishment.