As states broaden reentry opportunities for former inmates, they will need to consider the legal conflicts associated with relocation, researchers say.
By Daniel Simmons-Ritchie/PennLive
Pennsylvania’s overhaul of its state prison mental health system has improved inmates’ lives, but a PennLive investigation finds there’s a lot more to be done.
By Beryl Lipton/MuckRock
Inmates' complaints to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) highlight their frustration in dealing with the fees and regulations of multiple phone companies.
Time spent in a crowded prison environment continues to have a negative impact on inmates after their release, researchers say.
By Katy Reckdahl
A criminal justice conference sponsored by the Koch Institute attracts grant-seekers as well as advocates of consensus on criminal justice reform. And then there’s mens rea.
By Katy Reckdahl
500 people gather in New Orleans at a meeting billed by Koch Institute organizers as an attempt to chart a “transideological” approach to justice issues.
Researchers have been studying schools’ role in shaping youth delinquency for decades, but little attention has been paid to how a student’s immigrant status might impact the “school-delinquency link."
Connecting inmates with community service providers prior to their release from prison has proven successful in reducing recidivism, researchers say.
By Scott Shafer/KQED
Are state hospitals the best place for mentally ill defendants? Here’s what one California reporter found.
By David J. Krajicek
A new book argues the sweeping security apparatus in schools inflames relationships between inner-city teenagers and cops—and inhibits youths striving to escape poverty, racial stratification and delinquency.
TCR at a Glance
new & notable November 27, 2015
The incarceration rate for women in the U.S. is twice the rate of China and nearly four times as high as Russia's, researchers found.
new & notable November 26, 2015
In some cases, defendants may claim that they were following rules and complying with technical regulations—or they did not realize...
commentary November 25, 2015
The Justice Department has played a major role since 1994 in forcing police to reform. How do we measure its achievements?
new & notable November 24, 2015
As states begin to implement criminal justice reforms, judges and prosecutors will likely start to use risk and needs assessment informat...
November 21, 2015
The authors of the Paris attacks now lead global groups whose criminal activities are the ‘life blood’ of terrorism, says a l...
November 20, 2015
Local political races and smarter policing are key to justice reform, a Washington conference is told.
November 19, 2015
Sen. Gary Peters tells criminologists meeting in Washington that the odds are improving for a "top to bottom" review of the justice system.