Racial equity

Fact Sheet: Get to know Safe & Just Michigan

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A Matter of Time: Urban Institute’s new interactive website

On July 13, 2017, Urban Institute released a new study called, A Matter of Time: The Causes and Consequences of Rising Time Served in America’s Prisons. The project, funded by Open Society Foundations, provides state-by-state analysis of prison population demographics and length of time served. This new resource features audio recordings that highlight expertise and personal insights from [...]

Read NYT: 1.5 Million Missing Black Men

New York Times | 1.5 Million Missing Black Men APRIL 20, 2015 By JUSTIN WOLFERS, DAVID LEONHARDT and KEVIN QUEALY For every 100 black women not in jail, there are only 83 black men. The remaining men – 1.5 million of them – are, in a sense, missing. In New York, almost 120,000 black men between the ages of 25 [...]

NEW REPORT: Incarceration Had Limited Impact on Crime Decline

What Caused the Crime Decline? Brennan Center for Justice | Dr. Oliver Roeder, Lauren-Brooke Eisen, and Julia Bowling Executive Summary For the past 40 years, the United States has been engaged in a vast, costly social experiment. It has incarcerated a higher percentage of its people, and for a longer period, than any other democracy. In [...]

NEW REPORT Black Lives Matter: Eliminating Racial Inequity in the Criminal Justice System

Black Lives Matter: Eliminating Racial Inequity in the Criminal Justice System by The Sentencing Project “Black lives matter” has become a rallying cry in light of evidence that the criminal justice system is failing to uphold this basic truth. Official data, although woefully inadequate, show that over half of those killed by police in recent [...]

Washington Post: Charting the shocking rise of racial disparity in our criminal justice system

"The position of most black men, relative to white men, is no better than how things stood after the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1965. That's the sobering conclusion of a new paper out from University of Chicago economists Derek Neal and Armin Rick, who find that the considerable economic progress among black men between 1940 [...]

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CAPPS reads: Race to Incarcerate: A graphic retelling

Reposted from The Sentencing Project: First published in 1999, Marc Mauer’s Race to Incarcerate, a seminal work which explains the exponential growth of the U.S. prison system, has just been published as Race to Incarcerate: A Graphic Retelling. Mauer collaborated with graphic artist Sabrina Jones to adapt and update the original text to produce a vivid and [...]