Corrections Publications Library

Justice Center Publications

Justice Reinvestment in Massachusetts: Sixth Presentation

Justice Reinvestment in Massachusetts: Sixth Presentation

The sixth working group presentation details additional analyses on race, including existing data considerations and limitations and key areas of interest that were identified during the justice reinvestment project.

Justice Reinvestment in Massachusetts: Fifth Presentation

Justice Reinvestment in Massachusetts: Fifth Presentation

The fifth working group presentation is an analysis of probation and parole supervision that focuses on supervision’s alignment with risk, need, responsivity best practices, including how risk of recidivism is managed, how probationer and parolee needs are assessed and addressed, and what sanctions and incentives exist to respond to behavior of probationers and parolees.

Justice Reinvestment in Massachusetts: Fourth Presentation

Justice Reinvestment in Massachusetts: Fourth Presentation

The fourth working group presentation provides an overview of the research regarding what works to reduce recidivism, as well as an analysis of Houses of Correction and Department of Correction programming, releases to the community, and reentry data.

Justice Reinvestment in North Dakota: Policy Framework

Justice Reinvestment in North Dakota: Policy Framework

The Justice Reinvestment Policy Framework presented to the Incarceration Issues Committee offers four pragmatic policy options that are projected to reduce the forecasted prison population in 2022 by 13 percent, avoiding $36.3 million in contract prison bed costs.

External Publications

Using Jail to Enroll Low-Income Men in Medicaid

Using Jail to Enroll Low-Income Men in Medicaid

A recent pilot in Connecticut found that those who left jail with Medicaid coverage availed themselves of outpatient services, prescription medicines, and behavioral health care, often within one month of release.

Bridging Workforce Development and Corrections Cultures

Bridging Workforce Development and Corrections Cultures

This issue brief focuses on the strategies that Linking to Employment Activities Pre-release grantees used during the early planning and implementation period to build common ground between jail and workforce staff in promoting successful reentry.

Internet Access for Pre-Release Job Search Training

Internet Access for Pre-Release Job Search Training

This issue brief explores the role of Internet access in pre-release employment services as well as the resources, staffing, and infrastructure needed to establish Internet access for a jail-based American Job Center.

Building Trust and Legitimacy within Community Corrections

Building Trust and Legitimacy within Community Corrections

This paper from the National Institute of Justice, the third in a series of papers from the Harvard Executive Session on Community Corrections, discusses the need for a new model of community corrections that can improve public safety while recognizing that people on probation and parole are members of the communities in which they live and are supervised.

Reentry MythBuster: On Repaying Federal Student Loans While Incarcerated

Reentry MythBuster: On Repaying Federal Student Loans While Incarcerated

Myth: It is not possible for incarcerated individuals to get out of default or avoid defaulting on their federal student loans.
Fact: If an incarcerated individual is not in default on their federal student loans they could be eligible for one of the income-driven repayment plans.

Jails in Indian Country, 2015

Jails in Indian Country, 2015

This report describes jails, confinement facilities, detention centers, and other correctional facilities operated by tribal authorities or the Bureau of Indian Affairs.