Panel: How New York City Reduced Mass Incarceration

January 30, 2013

How did New York manage to reduce its prison population while also reducing its jail, parole, and probation populations over the past decade? Criminologists, policymakers, and the public have weighed the merits of police practices using low-level arrests to reduce crime. Now, noted criminologist Dr. James Austin, expert witness in the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Plata, and Dr. Michael Jacobson, President and Director of the Vera Institute of Justice, present their newly released report showing how local policies in New York City reduced the entire correctional population of the state. Join us for an engaging debate among criminal justice experts about the meaning and implications of Drs. Austin and Jacobson’s report.

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