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Friday, August 22 2014:

  • Juveniles in Residential Placement, 2011 [PDF] Department of Justice. August, 2014. "The number of delinquents held in placement increased 4% between 1997 and 1999 and then decreased 43% to its lowest level in 2011."
  • The Debt Penalty Exposing the financial barriers to offender reintegration, [PDF] John Jay College of Criminal Justice. August, 2014. "Paradoxically, criminal justice systems sometimes spend more on debt collection and punishing offenders who are behind on their payments than they are likely to recoup from enforcing the financial obligations of ex-offenders."

Monday, August 18 2014:

  • Operation Ghetto Storm [PDF] Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. April, 2013. "There is no centralized database that keeps track of extrajudicial killings by police... With no numbers, there can be no studies, no analysis of trends and no accountability."
  • The Color of Corporate Corrections, part two Contractual Exemptions and the Overrepresentation of People of Color in Private Prisons, [PDF] Radical Criminology. January, 2014. "Health—and therefore age—tends to serve as a proxy for race without any explicit reference to it."

Thursday, August 14 2014:

  • State Prison Health Care Spending An Examination of Female Offenders Released from State Prison in the First Year of Public Safety Realignment, [PDF] Pew Charitable Trusts. July, 2014. "In fiscal 2011, states spent a total of $7.7 billion on correctional health care—likely about a fifth of overall prison expenditures."

Monday, August 11 2014:

  • Barriers to Recreation at Rikers Island's Central Punitive Segregation Unit, [PDF] New York City Board of Corrections. July, 2014. "...while the CPSU population hovers around 400 people, fewer than 40 prisoners are experiencing the mandated hour outside their solitary confinement cells on an average day."
  • The High Cost of Low Risk The Crisis of America's Aging Prison Population, [PDF] The Osborne Association. July, 2014. "...at present, twenty-eight states hold more than 1,000 older prisoners, up from just two states in 1990."