News of Interest

News of Interest

| by Joshua Dubler and Vincent Lloyd | The Guardian
In an essay for the “Ideas for America” series in The Guardian, two American professors argue for the end of prisons in the United States in the name of justice and morality. “The problem isn’t merely that we lock too many of our fellow citizens and, increasingly, non-citizens in cages…
| by Clarence Wardell III | New America
In this thoughtful article, Clarence Wardell III, PhD, explains why some community safety initiatives—even those with evidence of remarkable success—do not always get the support they deserve. Wardell, a public interest technology fellow at New America, calls it the “worthiness constraint.” He…
| by Jennifer Egan | The New York Times Magazine
With an estimated 2.1 million Americans addicted to opioid use, experts say that a baby with neonatal abstinence syndrome—an opioid-withdrawal condition—is born in this country every 15 minutes. In this in-depth report, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan details the impact of opioid…
| by Anthony Lonetree | Star Tribune
NCCD will partner in a project to identify students in St. Paul, Minnesota, who are at high risk for delinquency. Once identified, these students will receive interventions and support designed to keep them out of the juvenile justice system. The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office is heading up the…
| by Heather Ann Thompson | The New York Times
Heather Ann Thompson, winner of a Pulitzer Prize and a Media for a Just Society Award for her book titled Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and its Legacy, offers her take on a recent South…
| by Mary Hudetz | AP News
In collaboration with the Criminal Justice Project, reporter Mary Hudetz exposes the lack of medical care for those incarcerated in federally funded jails located on Native American reservations. The article quotes Lynette Bonar, chief executive of a hospital that regularly treats inmates from a…
| by NCCD
Two films recognized by the 2017 Media for a Just Society Awards will have their national TV premieres in April as part of the America ReFramed series on WORLD Channel. MILWAUKEE 53206, which received the Media…
| by Elizabeth Hinton | The New York Times
Turning prisons into institutions of higher learning may sound like a radical proposition, but the idea has been around in some form for nearly a century. In this op-ed, the author looks at this history and…
| by Paula Span | The New York Times
While caregivers—both paid and unpaid—are often the responsible parties when elderly people in their charge are maltreated or neglected, the most widely reported form of elder abuse in the United States is self-neglect. A new article in The New York Times explores the complexities of…
| by Ali Winston | The Verge
A new article by Ali Winston has pulled back the curtain on a secretive predictive policing agreement in New Orleans. For years, New Orleans’ residents’ data have been used without their…