The aging population incarcerated in our nation's prisons has exploded over the past two decades, but a new report from the Osborne Association finds we are woefully unprepared to meet their needs.
In a detailed letter to the US Sentencing Commission, policymakers at the Department of Justice recommend robust changes to the Federal sentencing guidelines.
By Christopher Moraff
Programs to provide housing for the formerly incarcerated can help reduce recidivism. But demand exceeds supply.
Offering health-insurance access to Oregon inmates about to be released from prison increased their likelihood of enrollment, found a new Urban Institute study.
By Ted Gest
By Michelle Nijhuis
How the international caviar underground ended up in the Ozarks
By Greg Barnes
A pioneering Oklahoma program suggests early childhood education could steer kids away from trouble later in life
A study in The American Journal of Managed Care finds state regulations of certain antipsychotic drugs are associated with higher rates of imprisonment of those with severe psychiatric disorders
By Dave Maass and Kelly Davis
Civil rights groups ask DOJ to investigate San Diego County youth facilities after probe of pepper spray abuses
Most states keep only limited data on juvenile reoffending and some keep none at all, according to a new report by the non-profit Council of State Governments
TCR at a Glance
new & notable August 22, 2014
"Mere contact" with the criminal justice system can cause long-term financial instability, according to a new paper from the John Jay Col...
new & notable August 21, 2014
The placement rates of black and Hispanic youth in juvenile facilities far outpace the placement rate of white youth, according to a new ...
August 20, 2014
Common consumer products often have outdated safeguards against hackers, according to research that will be presented this week at a San ...
August 19, 2014
A special reporting project finds gun control advocates are making headway as a fierce battle gets underway to influence November’s...
q & a August 18, 2014
The militaristic approach to crowd control used in Ferguson PD threatens Constitutional guarantees of peaceful assembly, says former NIJ ...
new & notable August 15, 2014
A study in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved finds the effects of having an incarcerated family member during child...
new & notable August 14, 2014
A Bureau of Justice Statistics report finds growing Hispanic metropolitan communities experience more violence than small and well-establ...