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Chicago Residents Recommend 300 Ways to Improve Community-Police Relations

More than 1,600 Chicago residents attended 19 conversations about police misconduct and community relations and then suggested 300 ways to improve police practices and restructure how police officers interact with residents. Read More

"Bring Risk to the Bail System"

Akron Beacon Journal
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Assessing Perceptions of Local Justice Systems

A nationwide poll on perceptions of jails and local criminal justice systems reveals that the majority of Americans believe the role of jails should not be to punish, and shows broad support for treatment and rehabilitation. Read More
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Mass Incarceration by the Numbers

Correctional facilities in the United States confine 2.3 million people, according to a report from the Prison Policy Initiative that seeks to provide clarity about the nation’s systems of confinement Read More
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Following the Money of Mass Incarceration

The U.S. system of mass incarceration costs the government and families of justice-involved people at least $182 billion every year, according to a report from the Prison Policy Initiative. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Valerie Chang

Valerie Chang

Managing Director, Programs
Portrait of Maurice Classen

Maurice Classen

Program Officer
Portrait of Patrick Griffin

Patrick Griffin

Senior Program Officer
Portrait of Soledad McGrath

Soledad McGrath

Program Officer
Portrait of Quinn Hanzel

Quinn Hanzel

Grants Manager
Portrait of Mary McClanahan Thiel

Mary McClanahan Thiel

Team Coordinator

Erica Twyman

Team Administrator

Media Contact

Portrait of Meredith Klein

Meredith Klein

Senior Communications Officer

Evaluation Contact

Portrait of Maurice Samuels

Maurice Samuels

Program Officer