New York's use of "The Box" is "inhumane," according to a scathing report.
By Ted Gest
Social impact bonds, 'smart probation' top list of DOJ funding for initiatives aimed at reducing recidivism
By Scott Michels
Medical experts raise questions about indefinite civil commitment for troubled youths
By Dortell Williams
This letter, from Dortell Williams, an inmate at California State Prison in Lancaster, CA, was originally published by The Beat Within, a juvenile justice system writing workshop, which has generously allowed The Crime Report to share.
A report by the National Girls Institute seeks to highlight what girls, staffers and parents are seeking from the juvenile justice system.
Decreases in prison populations and budgets don't necessarily correspond to increases in community corrections spending, according to a new study.
Most federal felony and Class A misdemeanor convictions involve immigration, drugs, fraud or firearms. Almost all are the result of defendants pleading guilty.
By Cara Tabachnick
Federal Court Judge Frederic Block speaks out about the nation’s criminal justice system in an insider’s book about life on the bench.
A five-month-long investigation by Ohio journalists uncovers the disproportionate detention and arrest rates of Black youth in one Ohio county
By Katti Gray
The feds have established new rules to protect LGBT inmates. But implementation requires a ‘cultural shift’ among prison and jail employees
TCR at a Glance
new & notable October 31, 2014
Private-public partnerships are necessary to prepare for and fend off costly cyber attacks, according to a new paper from the New York Un...
new & notable October 29, 2014
Probationers dropped in 2013 by 32,000 people--a fairly significant number--while parole numbers increased slightly, found researchers in...
October 28, 2014
A Washington State prison unit provides an alternative environment for inmates with intellectual disabilities or mental health issues.
special report October 27, 2014
Next Generation Identification offers some effective digital crime-fighting tools, but privacy advocates worry that data on law-abiding A...
new & notable October 24, 2014
Nearly half of students assessed in a national survey reported experiencing bullying or intimidation, according to a study in the Journal...
October 23, 2014
Medicaid payments for services to ex-incarcerated funded ‘lavish lifestyle’ of nonprofit owners, say state investigators
new & notable October 22, 2014
A new study in the journal Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice aims to isolate risk factors associated with youths who commit homicide