California Arrests Study

The unprecedented study answers one question: to what extent do people on probation and parole contribute to crime, as measured by arrests?



Survey of Mental Health Screening Practices in Jails

With the assistance of the American Jail Association and many state organizations, Policy Research Associates is currently exploring how the Brief Jail Mental Health Screen is being used across the United States.




State Prison Health Care Spending

This report by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation examines factors that have increased the cost of healthcare spending in corrections systems between FY2007–11.


Many Reasons Cited for Bulging Nebraska Prisons

Marc Pelka, the program director for the Justice Reinvestment Program, which is a project of the Council of State Governments Justice Center, cited several of the reasons for the prison population increase, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.

Justice Reinvestment on the Ground

Among the two dozen or so states that have participated in Justice Reinvestment, North Carolina has become something of a darling.

Legislators Updated on Justice Reinvestment in West Virginia

With the prison populations rising and an estimated $200 million slated for construction and $83 million for operations projected for 2014-2018 to account for the increase, the state partnered with the Council of State Governments Justice Center to research options to reduce that spending and increase public safety.