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.