New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday he supports shutting down the Rikers Island jail complex, an idea he had previously resisted.
More teens accused of serious felonies will be released from jail without bail under New York City’s latest push to limit incarceration, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.
“Our current facilities are designed for a different era of corrections,” Ms. Brann said. “Modern jails have all of these designs in them, and that is what we are going forward with.”
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The U.S. spends more on prisons and jails than it does on educating children – and 15 states spend at least $27,000 more per prisoner than they do per student, according to a new report.
Nationally, women’s incarceration rates still hover near record highs, even as men’s rates are going down.
This report is one of a series that the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera) is releasing with the Safety and Justice Challenge—the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s initiative to reduce overincarceration by changing the way America thinks about and uses jails.
Can it really be true that most people in jail are being held before trial? And how much of mass incarceration is a result of the war on drugs? These questions are harder to answer than you might think, because our country’s systems of confinement are so fragmented.
As head of New York City’s correctional health services, Dr. Homer Venters spent nine
years overseeing the care of thousands of inmates in the jails on Rikers Island. Though
he left Rikers in 2017, what he witnessed on the job has stayed with him.
Our American criminal justice system is broken. Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray, Philando Castile — these names just touch the surface of the multitude of Black lives lost at the hands of the police or while in police custody.
More than half a million people are released from federal and state jails and prisons in this country each year. Following their release, roughly two-thirds of ex-offenders are arrested for a new offense within three years resulting in a seemingly unbreakable vicious cycle.