In a report issued Tuesday, the Prison Policy Initiative found that people who have been to prison are 10 times more likely to be homeless than the general public. Recommended policy initiatives include barring housing discrimination against returning citizens.
The “piecemeal” approach by state and federal court approach to addressing trial-level errors fails to account for the complex ways that seemingly independent errors interact with one another, writes a professor at the Northeastern University School of Law.
A forthcoming study by a University of Texas-Austin law professor says conservative jurists have begun to question precedents applying the equal protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to poor Americans.
A study by a home security startup argues they may not. The firm, which advertises its own “artificial intelligence” alternative, says a nationwide survey of law enforcement agencies found that in cities with populations of 50,000 or more, police won’t answer alarm alerts from 40 percent of residents.
The Texas Criminal Justice Coalition calls for reforms to community supervision that are ‘developmentally appropriate’ to young people who age out of the juvenile justice system but are still too immature to understand the consequences of their behavior.
Evidence indicating that individuals imprisoned for sexually violent offenses have a low likelihood of recidivating was never made public, according to two California scholars─perhaps because it called into question the constitutional legitimacy of state laws making sex offenders subject to indefinite civil commitment long after they served their sentences.
The number of people housed in private prisons increased five times faster than the total prison population between 2000 and 2016, and detainees in private immigration facilities increased by 442 percent in same period, says the Sentencing Project, predicting that as overall prison populations decline, corrections companies will “seek profit in other areas of criminal justice services and immigration detention.”
The needs of pain sufferers have been “sacrificed” to aggressive policies aimed at curbing the nation’s opioid epidemic, write two medical researchers in a forthcoming study in the Addiction journal. They argue the policies are based on a misreading of experts’ recommendations.