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- COVID-19 (59) The pandemic’s impact on prisons and jails
- Community Impact (229) Impact of justice system on communities, includes housing, employment, schools
- Conditions of Confinement (358)
- Crime and Crime Rates (371) Information on type of crime/frequency
- Death Penalty (160) Data, policy, and analysis of the death penalty
- Disability (24)
- Drug Policy (213) Analysis of drug policy and its effects on the prison system
- Economics of Incarceration (280) The economic drivers and consequences of mass incarceration
- Education (120) Correctional education and the school-to-prison pipeline
- Families (137) The justice system's impact on families.
- Felon Disenfranchisement (99) Barring people from the polls because of criminal convictions
- General (147) Atlases, indices, and broad-based source material
- Gun Control (47) Statistics on gun violence, suggestions for gun control
- Health impact (250) Public health, access to healthcare, and mortality
- Immigration (67) Detainment practices and statistics
- Incarceration Rates Growth Causes (464)
- International Incarceration Comparisons (58)
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Some of the most recently added reports are:
Thursday, September 22 2022:
- Repurposing Correctional Facilities to Strengthen Communities
A 2021 Snapshot of Restrictive Housing based on a Nationwide Survey of U.S. Prison Systems,
The Correctional Leaders Association & The Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law at Yale Law School.
- Identifying the Impact of Incarceration on Parenting:
An Examination of Incarcerated Parents' Perceptions in the "Reading for a Change" Program in Colorado, Paywall :(
Kyle C. Ward et al.
- HIV in Prisons, 2020 - Statistical Tables
Bureau of Justice Statistics.
- Federal Justice Statistics, 2020
Bureau of Justice Statistics.
- First Report of the Task Force on Issues Faced by TGNCNBI People in Custody
Task Force on Issues Faced by TGNCNBI People in Custody.
- Criminal Violations
- The Limits of Recidivism:
Measuring Success After Prison,
Richard Rosenfeld and Amanda Grigg, eds., National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
- Inmate Assistance Programs:
Toward a Less Punitive and More Effective Criminal Justice System,
Murat C. Mungan, Erkmen Giray Aslim, and Yijia Lu.
- Does distance decrease healthcare options for pregnant, incarcerated people?
Mapping the distance between abortion providers and prisons, Paywall :(
Julia Gips, Kevin J. Psoter, and Carolyn Sufrin.
- Justice for Girls Blueprint:
The Way Forward for Florida,
Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center.
A Hidden Key to Combating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Juvenile Justice,
- Extended Injustice:
Court Fines and Fees for Young People are Counterproductive, Particularly Harm Black Young People, Families, and Communi,
The Commonwealth Institute.
Tuesday, September 20 2022:
Friday, September 16 2022:
- Shifting Power:
The Impact of Incarceration on Political Representation,
Brianna Remster and Rory Kramer.
- The Usual, Racialized, Suspects:
The Consequence of Police Contacts with Black and White Youth on Adult Arrest,
Anne McGlynn-Wright, Robert D Crutchfield, Martie L Skinner, Kevin P Haggerty.
- Sentence Length and Recidivism:
A Review of the Research,
Elizabeth Berger and Kent Scheidegger.
- Correctional Medical Care for Female Prisoners:
Legal Issues Surrounding Inadequate Treatment of Chronic and/or Preexisting Health Conditions, Paywall :(
Chelsi Lamberton and Michael S. Vaughn.