Criminal Justice

Working to address over-incarceration and racial and ethnic disparities by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails.
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Why We Support This Work

Despite growing national attention to the large number of people confined in state and federal prisons, significantly less attention has been paid to local justice systems, where the criminal justice system primarily operates and where over-incarceration begins. To address over-incarceration, it is critical that we focus on local jails and the systems that fill them.

What We Are Doing

Through the Safety and Justice Challenge, we aim to create national demand for local justice reforms that will safely reduce jail populations and eliminate racial and ethnic disparities.

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