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Washington Post Series Explores Opening Governance

A series of contributions from members of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Opening Governance posted to the Washington Post Monkey Cage blog explores issues of opening governance in the 21st Century. Read More
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Why States Should Focus on Reducing Jail Growth

A report by the Prison Policy Initiative, supported by the Safety and Justice Challenge, assesses the drivers of jail growth, jail growth trends across the country, and the impacts of jails on the U.S. criminal ... Read More
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How Policymakers Prioritize Evidence-Based Programs

An issue brief from the Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative illustrates how policymakers are using legislation to prioritize evidence-based decision-making when it comes to what programs receive funding. Read More
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College Students Offer Policy Ideas

The Roosevelt Institute, recipient of the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions, has released 10 Ideas, a journal that elevates top student-generated policy proposals from across the country. Read More
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Combating Privatization Through Youth-Led Projects

The Roosevelt Institute’s Re:Public Project will invest in youth-driven campaigns and initiatives to push back against privatization in the educational system, economy, and justice system. Read More
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The Cost of Economic and Racial Segregation in Chicago

Economic and racial segregation cost the Chicago region billions of dollars each year, according to a report by the Metropolitan Planning Council and the Urban Institute with support from MacArthur and the Chicago Community Trust. Read More
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Neuroscience Could Reveal Criminal Intent

Researchers at Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech, and Yale universities have discovered that brain scans can identify differences between criminal intent and reckless behavior, in a study supported by the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Law and Neuroscience. 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