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Justice Policy Journal – Volume 11, Number 1 – Spring 2014

Articles on the nexus between immigration and criminal justice, disproportionate justice-involvement among the American Indian population, and modern developments in prison architecture and design.

Kids for Cash

Senior Research Fellow Randy Shelden revisits his previous examination of the perils of privatization of youth prisons and detention centers.

Locked up and Shipped Away: Interstate Prisoner Transfers & the Private Prison Industry

A look at the dangers of relying on interstate transfer of prisoners to reduce overcrowding in state facilities, citing CJCJ's recent study on the topic.

Counties' continued disparities in Realignment implementation

Fact sheet on county-by-county implementation of AB 109 Realignment using data through June 30, 2013.

Post-Realignment prison admissions increase in 2013

Fact sheet analyzing new prison admissions by quarter shows admissions for property and drug crimes are on the rise in 2013.

Easing California’s Prison Crisis via Private Prisons is a Bad Idea

Private prisons are not the answer to California's prison overcrowding crisis.

CJCJ Newsletter - We can end the prison crisis safely

Tell the Gov. you don't support prison expansion, attend the drug policy conference of the year, and read about the intersection of immigration and criminal justice.

CJCJ opposes governor's $315 million prison fix

Expensive short-term custodial solutions will not solve California's prison crisis and does not serve public safety interests.

“Orange is the New Black” Offers Unique Perspective on Prison System

A new original series, Orange is the New Black, has received attention because the show provides a powerful look at our criminal justice system and life in prison. Hopefully this can facilitate a larger conversation about the state of American criminal justice.

The complex link between incarceration and public safety

Brown's plan to reduce prison overcrowding focuses on increasing incarceration, rather than enhancing public safety.

Brown Can Release Prisoners Early Without Compromising Public Safety

To meet the court’s mandate by the end of the year, Brown needs to begin releasing identified low-risk inmates now - a step both the federal and the U.S. Supreme Court agree "would be consistent with public safety."

Brown can release prisoners early without compromising public safety

Gov. Brown must reduce the state's prison population by 10,000 people or be held in contempt of Court. Systematically releasing low-risk inmates is a safe and just way to meet this mandate.

The 4,054 human faces of San Quentin

on March 27, 2013, CJCJ revisited San Quentin State Prison to see what changes had occurred since the implementation of Realignment.

Beyond Realignment: Counties’ large disparities in imprisonment underlie ongoing prison crisis

California’s crises of prison overcrowding, unsustainable costs, and court-ordered population reductions are perpetuated by the disparate implementation of Realignment.

Debtor's prisons alive and well

As I have written before jails have been largely reserved for the poor and at one time in history words like jails and poorhouses (along with workhouses and prisons) were used interchangeably.

For Real Prison Reform, Longer is Not Always Better

Last week, while defiantly declaring the end of California's prison crisis, Gov. Jerry Brown insisted further reductions in prison overcrowding "cannot be achieved without the early release of inmates serving time for serious or violent felonies"

Chino prison inmate population seeing a 40-percent decline
Chino prison inmate population seeing a 40-percent decline Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, December 26, 2012
One Year into Realignment: Progress Stalls, Stronger Incentives Needed
One Year into Realignment: Progress Stalls, Stronger Incentives Needed
Making Sense of California Youth Sentences
Making Sense of California Youth Sentences Youth Radio, October 18, 2012
Making Sense of California Youth Sentences
Making Sense of California Youth Sentences Huffington Post, October 19, 2012
California Realignment Picture Comes into Focus
California Realignment Picture Comes into Focus CorrectionalNews, September 5, 2012
Infographic: California rethinks criminal justice
Infographic: California rethinks criminal justice California Watch, August 23, 2012
Prison Break: California Rethinks Criminal Justice
Prison Break: California Rethinks Criminal Justice KQED Radio, August 22, 2012
On Valley Edition: Incarceration Rate; Bus Rapid Transit; Greek Fest
On Valley Edition: Incarceration Rate; Bus Rapid Transit; Greek Fest Valley Public Radio, August 7, 2012
Transferring Inmates Out-Of-State Has Negative Consequences
Transferring Inmates Out-Of-State Has Negative Consequences California Progress Report, August 1, 2012

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