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View Resource Revalidating External Prison Classifications Systems: The Experience of Ten States and Model for Classification Reform

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) funded projects to assist ten states with the revalidation of their external objective classification systems that determine which facility an inmate should be housed. The ten participating states included Delaware, Montana, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Written by Patricia L. Hardyman, James Austin,...
View Resource 360degrees: Perspectives on the US Criminal Justice System

This collaborative effort between National Public Radio (NPR) and Picture Projects offers an intimate portrait of the US criminal justice system, involving inmates, legal and law enforcement professionals, victims, and families. This site features two stories, but also offers a number of photos, additional audio commentary, transcripts, and background information. Other resources include a...
View Resource Stemming the Tide: Strategies to Reduce the Growth and Cut the Cost of the Federal Prison System

One policy issue that has befuddled some of the best minds in the federal government is how to reduce the growth and cut the cost of the prison system. Amidst much conversation about the so-called "prison-industrial complex," there is much to be said for such a timely report. Authored by Julie Samuels, Nancy G. La Vigne, and Samuel Taxy of the Urban Institute, this November 2013 report takes a...