The Justice Department released a set of resources today to help court officials reform practices around criminal justice fees and fines, which have contributed to high rates of incarceration in America.
Ten renowned economists from across the political spectrum have joined together to form the Brennan Center's Economic Advisory Board, a new initiative supporting the Center’s data-driven approach to ending mass incarceration.
An analysis of 2015 crime trends in the nation’s biggest cities shows that reports of rising crime across the country are overblown and not supported by the available data, according to a new report from the Brennan Center.
Today, 130 police chiefs, sheriffs, prosecutors, and attorneys general from all 50 states join together as a surprising new voice calling for the end to unnecessary incarceration in the U.S. — while maintaining public safety.
The “Reverse Mass Incarceration Act” would reward states that successfully reduce both crime and incarceration. The proposal could result in a 20 percent reduction in state prisoners over the next decade.
Samuels, one of the most influential opinion writers in the country, has been a critical voice for many of the Center's core issues. We look forward to her important contributions that will continue to shape the public debate.
The Brennan Center for Justice releases a new report today highlighting key reforms that police, prosecutors, judges and parole and probation officers can make to reduce racial disparity in our criminal justice system.