Resources

What contributes to America’s over-reliance on jail and its effect on individuals and communities? How can it be changed? Download these resources.

Race and Prosecutorial Diversion, What We Know and What Can Be Done

Florida International University

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A Process Evaluation of the Misdemeanor Diversion Program in Durham County, North Carolina

Will Engelhardt. Storm Ervin, Daniel 5. Lawrence, and Rudy Perez at The Urban Institute

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Jail Decarceration and Public Safety

The CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance

Connection to Care in a Municipal Jail Setting

Jesse Jannetta and Travis Reginal, the Urban Institute

Removing Barriers To Pretrial Appearance

Evelyn F. McCoy, Azhar Gulaid, Nkechi Erondu, and Janeen Buck Willison at The Urban Institute

Jail Population Trends During Covid-19

The CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance

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Reducing the Misuse and Overuse of Jails in Safety and Justice Challenge Sites

The CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance

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Overdose Deaths and Jail Incarceration

Andrew Taylor, Charlotte Miller, Jason Tan de Bibiana, Jackson Beck (The Vera Institute of Justice)

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Dollars and Sense In Cook County

Don Stemen and David Olson (Loyola University Chicago)

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Implementation Guide for Prosecutorial Performance Indicators

Besiki Luka Kutateladze, Rebecca Richardson, Ryan Meldrum, Lin Liu (Florida International University) Don Stemen, David Olson, Branden DuPont (Loyola University Chicago)

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In the Shadows: A Review of the Research on Plea Bargaining

Ram Subramanian, Leon Digard, Melvin Washington II, and Stephanie Sorage (The Vera Institute of Justice)

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No Access to Justice: Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness and Jail

Madeline Bailey, Erica Crew, and Madz Reeve (The Vera Institute of Justice)

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The Present And Future Of AI In Pre-Trial Risk Assessment Instruments

Alexandra Chouldechova and Kristian Lum

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The "Radical" Notion Of The Presumption Of Innocence

Tracey Meares and Arthur Rizer -- The Square One Project

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Assisting Women throughout the Justice Continuum

Marina Duane, Megan Russo, and Matthew Williams—Urban Institute

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Civil Rights and Pretrial Risk Assessment Instruments

David G. Robinson and Logan Koepke Upturn, Inc.

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Women’s Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2019

Prison Policy Initiative

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Working Toward Safety and Justice Through Police and Prosecutor Partnerships

Association of Prosecuting Attorneys and the International Association of Chiefs of Police

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Mental Health: The Legislative Primer Series for Front End Justice

National Conference of State Legislatures

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Gatekeepers: The Role of Police in Ending Mass Incarceration

Vera Institute of Justice

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Paid in Full: A Plan to End Money Injustice in New Orleans

Vera Institute of Justice

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Does our county really need a bigger jail?

Prison Policy Initiative

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Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2019

Prison Policy Initiative

Pretrial Risk Assessment Tools: A Primer for Judges, Prosecutors, and Defense Attorneys

University of Virginia Law School, Upturn, and Human Rights Data Analysis Group

A Call For New Criminal Justice Values

Arthur Rizer, R Street Institute

The Challenge of Criminal Justice Reform

Bruce Western, Justice Lab, Columbia University

Prosecutorial Attitudes, Perspectives, and Priorities: Insights from the Inside

Florida International University; Loyola University Chicago;

Women's Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2018

Prison Policy Initiative

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The New Dynamics of Mass Incarceration

Vera Institute of Justice

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Beyond the Adversarial System: Achieving the Challenge

National Legal Aid & Defender Association + Association of Prosecuting Attorneys

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Public Opinion Poll Findings on Jails and Local Justice Systems

RTI International and Zogby Analytics

Memo

Out of Sight: The Growth of Jails in Rural America

Vera Institute of Justice

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Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2017

Prison Policy Initiative

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Following the Money of Mass Incarceration

Prison Policy Initiative

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Effective Programs and Practices for Women in the Justice System

National Association of Counties

Webinar

NCSL Pretrial Quarterly Newsletter

National Conference of State Legislatures

Newsletter

Reducing Jail and Protecting Victims

The Center for Court Innovation

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Overlooked: Women and Jails in an Era of Reform

The Vera Institute of Justice and The Safety and Justice Challenge

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The Human Toll of Jail

The Vera Institute of Justice

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Ten Steps to System Change

Justice System Partners

Newsletter

Incarceration's Front Door: The Misuse of Jails in America

The Vera Institute of Justice

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Reducing Reliance on Local Jails

Urban Institute

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Rational and Transparent Bail Decisionmaking

Pretrial Justice Institute

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