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Indiana’s Justice Reinvestment Journey

In this article from the Spring 2016 edition of Executive Exchange, Linda Brady recounts the justice reinvestment process in Indiana, which has involved overhauling the state’s criminal code over the course of several years, appropriating $55 million in funding for grant programs for technology-based programs and substance use and mental health treatment and services, and establishing a Justice Reinvestment Advisory Council to oversee progress.

Administrative Segregation in U.S. Prisons

Administrative Segregation in U.S. Prisons

This paper, commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice, is focused on the use, effects, and future research of solitary confinement.

On the Over-Valuation of Risk for People with Mental Illnesses

On the Over-Valuation of Risk for People with Mental Illnesses

An expert advisory group of judges, forensic psychiatrists, and researchers summarize existing research to provide guidance for policymakers and court staff on mental illness, risk of pretrial failure, risk of recidivism, and risk of violence.

Reducing Mental Illness in Rural Jails

Reducing Mental Illness in Rural Jails

Part of the Stepping Up initiative, this report from the National Association of Counties outlines some of the challenges rural counties face when trying to reduce incarceration of people with mental illnesses.

Behavioral Health Barometer, 2015

These reports present data about key aspects of substance use and mental health care issues, and provide a unique overview of behavioral health.