Related Work

The Perils of Probation: How Supervision Contributes to Jail Populations

Probation has been viewed traditionally as an alternative and solution to the problem of mass incarceration. However, as the number of people on probation has grown massively and probation supervision has become more punitive over the past few decades, recent reports have focused on how probation is actually contributing to mass incarceration. But ...

  • Alex Roth, Sandhya Kajeepeta, Alex Boldin
October 27, 2021

A Technical Guide to Jail Data Analysis

Analyzing jail data is a crucial part of understanding incarceration trends. Quantitative data from local government sources can help to drive policy and inform change by providing insights into who is in jail and for how long, the reasons why, and which system actors are involved. Used in concert with research on the human and financial costs of j ...

  • Stephen Roberts, Jennifer Peirce, Sandhya Kajeepeta, Madeline Bailey
October 08, 2021
Photo by Georgetown University Prisons and Justice Initiative

This Teacher Says Incarcerated People Are “The Best Students You’ll Ever Encounter”

So in 2015, when Andrea Cantora saw the announcement of the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED’s) Second Chance Pell Grant Experimental Sites Initiative (SCP), which provides need-based Pell Grants to people in state and federal prisons, she eagerly brought the idea to the attention of her colleagues at the University of Baltimore (UBalt). Cantora ...

Blog Post
  • Margaret diZerega
    Margaret diZerega
September 23, 2021
Blog Post
Photo by Shantré Pinkney

Daniela Gilbert Knows Community Is Central to Addressing Gun Violence

The recent rise in gun violence has encouraged leaders and activists to amplify solutions like community violence intervention (CVI) programs. These strategies work to reduce homicides and shootings by building relationships with people at the center of gun violence, and they can save cities millions. More cities are investing in these programs, wh ...

Blog Post
  • Nazish Dholakia
    Nazish Dholakia
September 17, 2021
Blog Post

I’ve Been Targeted by Police. True Public Safety Means Ending Unnecessary Police Stops.

As a teenager, it continued. I was arrested more than 15 times and detained countless others. Can you imagine the impact that has on a kid? Even in my second year after joining the NBA, the harassment continued—most of the time from traffic stops. They’d say there was something wrong with the car I was in or would find something even more frivolous ...

Blog Post
  • Caron Butler
    Caron Butler
September 10, 2021
Blog Post