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What do states actually need to do roll back their prison populations by 10 percent? 20 percent? 50 percent?
Jocelyn Fontaine, one of the lead evaluators Safer Return, answers pressing questions about how to better support returning prisoners.
People age 50 and older are the fastest growing segment of the federal prison population. But incarcerating an aging person costs roughly double what it takes to incarcerate a younger one.
When it comes to keeping inmates safe from self-inflicted harm, research points to several important takeaways.
A new treatment method shows promise for helping criminal justice-involved individuals with schizophrenia.
Why the failure of the Rikers Island deal doesn't mean doom for pay for success
Four reasons why current headlines should not make you worry about prison escapes
Our prison and jail systems do not provide adequate mental health treatment, harming prisoners and costing society.
Prosecutors have a lot of discretion to affect mass-incarceration. It's time they start reducing prison populations.
A group of researchers and practitioners outlined what successful prison reform should look like.

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