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  1. New data and visualizations spotlight states’ reliance on excessive jailing
    Source: Prison Policy Published on 2024-04-15 By Emily Widra
  2. Recent data offer a detailed snapshot of the cost of family contact in local jails
    Source: Prison Policy Published on 2024-04-11 By Wanda Bertram
  3. Updated charts show the magnitude of prison and jail racial disparities, pretrial populations, correctional control, and more
    Source: Prison Policy Published on 2024-04-01 By Leah Wang
  4. Research spotlight: PrisonOversight.org equips the fight for accountability in jails and prisons
    Source: Prison Policy Published on 2024-03-25 By Brian Nam-Sonenstein
  5. Welcome, Regan Huston!
    Source: Prison Policy Published on 2024-03-18 By Danielle Squillante
  6. Tenth-Anniversary Edition of The Whole Pie Report Provides the Big Picture of Mass Incarceration — and Busts 10 of the Most Persistent Myths about Prisons, Jails, and Crime
    Source: Prison Policy Published on 2024-03-14 By Wanda Bertram
  7. New report, Women’s Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2024, shows the size and scope of women’s incarceration in America
    Source: Prison Policy Published on 2024-03-05 By Mike Wessler
  8. Since you asked: How many women and men are released from each state’s prisons and jails every year?
    Source: Prison Policy Published on 2024-02-28 By Leah Wang
  9. Cautionary jails: Deconstructing the three “C”s of jail construction arguments
    Source: Prison Policy Published on 2024-02-20 By Emmett Sanders
  10. Oregon shouldn’t go backwards on drug decriminalization
    Source: Prison Policy Published on 2024-02-15 By Sarah Staudt
  11. Proposed Biden junk fees rule provides lots of transparency but little protection for incarcerated people
    Source: Prison Policy Published on 2024-02-12 By Mike Wessler
  12. Watching the Watchers: Vera releases national census on electronic monitoring
    Source: Prison Policy Published on 2024-02-08 By Emmett Sanders
  13. Prison disciplinary fines only further impoverish incarcerated people and families
    Source: Prison Policy Published on 2024-02-07 By Leah Wang
  14. Amicus Brief: In prison, a $15 fine means so much more
    Source: Prison Policy Published on 2024-01-31 By Sarah Staudt
  15. Addicted to punishment: Jails and prisons punish drug use far more than they treat it
    Source: Prison Policy Published on 2024-01-30 By Emily Widra