Beyond producing original research, the Prison Policy Initiative edits several databases to empower activists, journalists, and policymakers to shape effective criminal justice policy. This page contains links to virtually all the empirical criminal justice
research available online, organized by category and publication date. If you know what you are looking for, you may also search the database. We also have an email newsletter (at right) for new research clearinghouse updates.
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Some of the most recently added reports are:
Monday, October 24 2016:
- The Future of Youth Justice
A Community-Based Alternative to the Youth Prison Model,
[PDF] Patrick McCarthy, Vincent Schiraldi, and Miriam Shark.
- Responsible Prison Project
Reshaping The Texas Prison System for Greater Public Safety,
[Website] Aaron Flaherty, David Graham, Michael Smith, William D Jones, and Vondre Cash.
Wednesday, October 19 2016:
- Buying Influence:
How Private Prison Companies Expand Their Control of America's Criminal Justice System,
[PDF] In The Public Interest.
Tuesday, October 18 2016:
Thursday, October 13 2016:
- Every 25 Seconds
The Human Toll of Criminalizing Drug Use in the United States,
Human Rights Watch and the ACLU.
Wednesday, October 12 2016:
- 2010 Inmate Releases
Three Year Post Release Follow-up,
[PDF] State of New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
Tuesday, October 11 2016:
- We are not disposable
The Toxic Impacts of Prisons and Jails,
[PDF] Californians United for a Responsible Budget.
- Crime in 2016: A Preliminary Analysis
[PDF] Brennan Center for Justice.
- 6 Million Lost Voters
State-Level Estimates of Felony Disenfranchisement, 2016,
[PDF] The Sentencing Project.
- Defendant Remorse, Need for Affect, and Juror Sentencing Decisions
[Website] Emily Corwin, Louisiana State Univeristy; Professor Robert Cramer, Sam Houston State University; Desiree Griffin, Southern Virginia Mental Health Institute; Professor Stanley Brodsky, University of Alabama.