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New Data: The Changes in Prisons, Jails, Probation, and Parole in the First Year of the Pandemic   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Webpage: "The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) has released a lot of new data over the past few weeks that help us finally see -- both nationally and state-by-state -- how policy choices made in the first year of the pandemic impacted correctional populations. Unsurprisingly, the numbers document the tragedy of thousands of lives lost behind bars, and evidence of some of the policy decisions that contributed to the death toll. Drilling down, we also see a (very) few reasons to be hopeful and, for those of us paying close attention, a few notable improvements in what the BJS is able to collect and how they report it. Above all, we see how quickly things 'can' change -- for better or for worse -- when under pressure, and discuss some of the issues and policy choices these data tell us to watch out for."

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2022-01-11
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Prison Policy Initiative
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Prison Policy Initiative: https://www.prisonpolicy.org/
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