New Jersey’s Prisons and the Coronavirus

New Jersey just took a major step toward protecting the public from the coronavirus.  It ordered the release of nearly 1,000 low-level offenders in county jails – which represents about one-tenth of the jail population.    This makes good sense.  Jails and prisons are breeding grounds for viral diseases.  People in prison live on top […]

Top 10 Criminal Justice Wish List for 2020

This past year brought glimmers of hope for criminal justice reformers, from the decision to close Riker’s Island jail facility in New York City to the continued election of progressive prosecutors. But 2020 presents an array of issues that we need to keep tackling if we are ever going to achieve a fair and equitable […]