The Prison Research and Innovation Network will be a community of practice for state departments of corrections interested in leveraging research, data, and evidence to inspire improvements in prison environments.
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The conference will include topics that address contemporary or emerging issues confronting the law enforcement profession and leaders of law enforcement agencies.
Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, offered through Impact Justice, will support the implementation of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards in local adult and juvenile correctional facilities.
Eight governors, along with other elected officials from across the country and on both sides of the aisle, will take action this week to join the Face to Face initiative, a national call to action encouraging policymakers to personally engage with the people who are closest to the correctional system.
Washington, D.C.—In an extraordinary display of bipartisan cooperation, Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Congressmen Danny K. Davis (D-IL), Howard Coble (R-NC), and Bobby Scott (D-VA) came together today to mark the five-year anniversary of the Second Chance Act and to announce that they, along with other Senate and House leaders, will be introducing legislation reauthorizing the landmark act today. To read the press release for this event, click here.
TOPEKA, Kan.—The bipartisan Kansas Justice Reinvestment initiative, a research and data-driven program aimed at promoting public safety while reducing corrections spending, took one step closer to reality on March 1.
Critics sometimes refer to American prisons as “warehouses,” but that suggests that people go out the same way they came in. Recent events remind us that understaffed prisons can cause harm, not only for people who are incarcerated, but also those who work there.
A state-funded study last year found that 14 of the 33 Washington jails surveyed provided some kind of medication, including King County, with most offering buprenorphine.
Citing the Delaware Drug Overdose Fatality Review Commission Report, which reviewed a representative sample of Delaware’s record 400 overdose deaths in 2018, the DOC notes that 30 percent had previously been detained with their facilities.