November 2011

Nov 7, 2011 Jon Wool, director of our New Orleans Office, is coauthor of a chapter in a new book, Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast After Katrina and Rita (Brookings Institution Press). Jon wrote the chapter “Criminal Justice Reforms” with Luceia LeDoux, vice president of Baptist Community Ministries, and Nadiene Van Dyke, formerly of the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation. As part of the Center on Sentencing and Corrections, Jon and our other colleagues in...
Nov 2, 2011 By Angela Browne, Vera senior fellow, and Suzanne Agha, senior research associate, Center on Sentencing and Corrections Most corrections systems hold some people in isolation, a practice also known as segregation. Vera's Segregation Reduction Project (SRP) works with states to decrease the segregated prison population, transition people out of this type of confinement, and improve conditions and behavioral incentives for those who remain. Since early 2010, Vera has partnered with...

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