Restoring Prisoners' Access to Education Reduces Recidivism
Bipartisan legislation in the Senate and House of Representatives would make prisoners eligible for Pell Grants, reversing a clause in the 1994 crime bill that stripped such eligibility.
Algorithms Are Biased. That Might Help Regulators End Discrimination, a New Paper Argues.
Algorithmic prejudices can create inequalities. But in doing so, they might help lawyers pinpoint discrimination where they could not in the past.
How the Wisconsin Legislature's Power Grab Could Affect Pardons
If the package is signed into law, Scott Walker's unforgiving clemency legacy could continue.
California Is Re-Visiting Its Halloween-Specific Laws Against Sex Offenders
And that might actually be a good thing.
The Importance of Community Support for Prisoner Re-Entry Programs
To be successful, re-entry programs must work to facilitate more interaction between former inmates and potential role models in their new neighborhoods.
Why Juvenile Justice Should Start—and Stay—at Home
Texas A&M researchers explain how community-based programs rehabilitate juvenile offenders better, and for less money, than correctional facilities.
Faster Justice, Closer: The Power of Community Courts
Community courts across the country are fighting judicial backlog and lowering re-arrest rates.
Should Drug Treatment Aim to End Use or Reduce Harm?
Achieving one of those results is hard enough. And recent experiments suggest we may not be able to have both even if we want to.
Can Shame Predict Whether a Released Felon Will Reoffend?
A new longitudinal study of incarcerated felons produces a nuanced answer.
Will the Great U.S. Penal Reform Tip the Balance for Addicts?
In California and beyond, an unprecedented "experiment" is giving tens of thousands of non-violent offenders the chance of alternatives to prison. Most have severe drug problems. What are their prospects?
Sex Offender Registries Not Working With the Hardcore
While giving the public notice of sex offenders living in their midst reduces sex crime overall, it doesn't seem to keep convicted offenders from striking again.
Drug Courts Reduce Recidivism and Save Tax Dollars
Drug courts can help ease the U.S. prison population and usher America into the civilized world when it comes to prosecuting drug-use offenses.
How Many Gitmo Alumni Are Actually Back in the Fight?
Researchers at Seton Hall and New America Foundation track the Pentagon's claims that released Guantanamo detainees 'returned to battle.'