The Use of Fines as an Intermediate Sanction


Despite more than a decade of unprecedented jail and prison building in the U.S., few inroads have been made in improving the conditions in correctional institutions. Although prison expansion has been accompanied by an explosion of experimental alternative sanctions—community service orders, house arrest, electronic monitoring, intensive probation, boot camps and more—the intermediate penalties movement has yet to engage in any significant way the problems raised by our broad use of imprisonment.


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