Our current criminal justice system fails those inside the system, victims, and every community. We need reform that corrects these shortcomings and uses evidence-based research to guide policy. Urban is doing that research, and it is advancing a fair and humane justice system for all affected by the overreach of mass incarceration.
Andreea Matei is a research analyst in the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute. She is interested in bail reform, prison conditions and programming, and reentry. She previously worked at the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan as a Civil Liberties Fellow. She received her MPP at the Ford School of Public Policy and her BA at the University of Michigan.