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May 18, 2015
Race & Justice News: Why Are 1.5 Million Black Men "Missing"?

Policing: Over one quarter of police officers are people of color

Connecticut study identifies racial disparities in traffic stops

Reforms: Justice Department faces challenges in ensuring constitutional policing

Incarceration: "Missing" black men due to high incarceration and mortality rates

Fines and fees: States suspend driver's licenses over court-related debt

School discipline: Virginia schools top the nation in sending students to law enforcement


May 15, 2015 (NPR)
After Baltimore And Ferguson, Major Momentum For Criminal Justice System Reform

Lawmakers working on fixes to the justice system say that unrest in places like Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore is pushing them to act.

"The whole idea of a young man dying in police custody, the confrontations with police, the looting and burning of innocent minority owned businesses," Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn said on the Senate floor this month. "The question arises, what can we do?"


May 8, 2015 (The Sentencing Project)
New Data: Population at Youth Facilities Cut in Half Since 1999

New data show that youth detention is at a historic low, but racial disparities persist.

50% Drop in Youth in Residential Placement, 1999-2013


April 17, 2015
State Advocacy Update: Connecticut Governor calls for "Second Chance Society"

Connecticut: Governor Leads Effort for "Second Chance Society"

Kentucky: Addressing Sentence Lengths for Persons with Prior Felony Convictions

Massachusetts: Advocates Support Felony Reclassification and Reinvesting Savings

Other News: Alabama, Maryland, Missouri, and more...


April 15, 2015
Race and Justice News: Chicago Police Stops Outpace New York's Stop and Frisk Peak

Policing: Chicago Police Stops Outpace New York's Stop and Frisk Peak

Philadelphia Police Continue Stop and Frisks Without Reasonable Suspicion

Prosecution and Sentencing: Cumulative Racial Disadvantage in the Criminal Justice System

Films: Documentary Depicts Efforts to Desegregate California Prison Cells

Books: The Political Roots of Racial Tracking in American Criminal Justice