Planning, Research and Technical Assistance on, and Implementation and Enforcement of, Fines, Probation, etc.


The general enthusiasm for "alternatives to incarceration" persists in an uneasy co-existence with hardening views on penal policy and growing fascination with incapacitation as a desirable organizing principle for sentencing policy. Over the last decade, as the jails in New York City and other major cities have become more overcrowded and the public purse has been put under increasing strain by the capital and operating costs of increasing the capacity to imprison, New York's search for real alternatives has intensified.


Compassion, Not Confinement

How States and Localities Can Help Ensure Humane Housing for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Awaiting Family Reunification

In the first five months of 2021, about 65,000 children were apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) after arriving in the United States unaccompanied by a parent or legal guardian. These children come to the United States seeking protection, stability, and a chance to reunite with their families, but are instead processed at federa ...

  • Shaina Aber, Lauren Esterle, Derek Loh
June 16, 2021