News of Interest

News of Interest

| 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…
| by Cynthia Rudin | The Crime Report
The Crime Report weighs in on the accountability of proprietary (or black box) models of risk assessment in light of the Algorithmic Accountability Bill, passed recently in New York City. The author questions the use of “secret algorithms” in criminal justice and argues for adopting…
| by Jessica Testa | BuzzFeed News
Finding employment is challenging for most individuals who reenter their communities after being incarcerated. Some studies point to extra barriers that women face when looking for work after release from prison. This…
| by NCCD
NCCD is now accepting submissions for its 2018 Media for a Just Society Awards. These awards are the only national recognition of media that further public understanding of criminal justice, juvenile justice, child…
| by Doug Smith | Los Angeles Times
Through Pay for Success, NCCD is partnering to help people with mental illness or substance abuse disorders side step the “revolving door” of the Los Angeles County Jail. Just in Reach, a supportive housing program, aims to reduce the high rate of recidivism and homelessness among this group—…
| by Mikayla Corrigan | Daily Collegian
Jelani Cobb, 2017 Media for a Just Society Award winner in the TV/Video category, spoke about the current situation for people of color in the United States at Penn State University on November 13. Read about Cobb’s talk…