Justice Policy Center

  • This five-year project will leverage research and evidence to promote a transformation of the prison system and shine a much-needed light on the profound impact conditions of confinement have on rehabilitation behind bars.

  • Laws governing how and when police body-worn cameras can be used and whether the footage is released vary considerably across the country. Use our legislation tracker to find out more about legislation in your state.

  • Perspectives on guns and gun violence from young adults living in Chicago’s West and South Sides.

  • For the first time, we can now easily model the specific impacts that policy changes will have on racial disparities, costs, and the size of the prison population in nearly all fifty states, and forecast how a state’s prison population will look if current policies go unchanged.

  • This multimedia feature explores the causes and consequences of rising time served in America’s prisons.

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