police

Looking for Innovative Policing Solutions? You Can Find Them Here

Long before today’s “defund” debate aroused controversy, the media have been covering the nation’s most compelling experiments in police reform. Some of the best reporting has been archived in a collection recently compiled by the Solutions Journalism Network.

prison

ACLU Launches Effort to Free 50,000 State Prisoners

Bolstered by a poll showing widespread bipartisan support for releasing eligible prisoners, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is spearheading a campaign to lobby governors for the release of 50,000 state inmates over the next five years. “The U.S. is in a mass incarceration crisis, and governors hold the key to fixing it,“ said an ACLU official.

coronavirus

Punishment by Pandemic

The public health response to COVID-19 has failed prisoners, according to a new paper published by researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Jails and prisons are increasingly “hotbeds” for the coronavirus, with the rate of infection for the incarcerated more than double that of the general population.