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Thursday, July 17 2014:

  • Voices from the Field How California Stakeholders View Public Safety Realignment, [PDF] Stanford Criminal Justice Center. January, 2014. "...counties now must handle virtually all drug and property crime sentences, which represented 54% of all felony arrestees convicted in California in 2010."
  • The Early Release of Prisoners And its Impact on Police Agencies and Communities in California, [PDF] Police Executive Research Forum. May, 2011. "...there is research indicating that enforcement alone is ineffective in lowering recidivism rates, and in any case, prisons are far too expensive to be used as a default sanction for many criminal offenders."
  • Recalibrating Justice A Review of 2013 State Sentencing and Corrections Trends, [PDF] Vera Institute of Justice. July, 2014. "In 2013, at least six states authorized the creation or expansion of diversion programs or strengthened the infrastructure support- ing existing programs."

Wednesday, July 9 2014:

  • State Prison Health Care Spending An Examination, [PDF] Pew Charitable Trusts. July, 2014. "As the number of inmates who have grown old behind bars dramatically increased, so did the health care costs required to treat them."
  • Examining Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Probation Revocation Summary Findings and Implications from a Multisite Study, [PDF] Urban Institute. April, 2014. "Black probationers were revoked at higher rates than white and Hispanic probationers in all study sites."

Monday, July 7 2014:

  • Indicators Of School Crime And Safety, 2013 [Website] Bureau of Justice Statistics. July, 2014. "During the 2009–10 school year, 85% of public schools recorded that one or more crime incidents had taken place at school, amounting to an estimated 1.9 million crimes."
  • The Crisis of Violence in Georgia's Prisons [PDF] Southern Center for Human Rights. July, 2014. "Prison officials violate the Constitution if they know that people in prison face a substantial risk of serious harm, but disregard that risk by failing to take reasonable measures to protect prisoners."
  • The Double Edged Sword of Prison Video Visitation Claiming to Keep Families Together While Furthering the Aims of the Prison Industrial Complex, [PDF] Patrice A. Fulcher, Associate Professor at John Marshall Law School. July, 2014. "The use of inmate video visitation services must not be oppressive, so fees must be affordable and transparent so that there are no hidden costs." (published in 9 Fla. A&M. U. L. Rev. 83 (2014))
  • Justice Expenditure And Employment Extracts, 2009 Final, [Website] Bureau of Justice Statistics. July, 2014. "This series includes national, federal, and state-level estimates of government expenditures and employment for the following justice categories: police protection, all judicial and legal functions... and corrections."
  • Justice Expenditure And Employment Extracts, 2010 Final, [Website] Bureau of Justice Statistics. July, 2014. "This series includes national, federal, and state-level estimates of government expenditures and employment for the following justice categories: police protection, all judicial and legal functions... and corrections."