News of Interest

News of Interest

This event is part of NCCD's Policy and Practice Series, which brings together subject-matter experts from across the country to discuss the strategies and techniques necessary for successful research and policy work. Co-sponsored by NCCD and five other organizations, our luncheon…
| by Heather Haberman
The history of racism continues today. In many areas of the world where human needs are not being met, racism often determines whose needs are met. In the United States, racial profiling continues, and a disproportionate number of people of color are in prisons.…
| by Mike Hall | AFL-CIO
“Prison Bed Profiteers: How Corporations Are Reshaping Criminal Justice in the U.S.,” NCCD's latest report, demonstrates that many common claims of private prison companies have been repeatedly…
On June 18th, Pete Quigley, NCCD's managing director of Information Services participated in the Stewards of Change 7th Annual National Symposium on data integration among health and human service agencies. He discussed how NCCD's work with juvenile…
| by Isami Arifuku
As juvenile justice agencies wrestle with how to decrease the overrepresentation of youth of color, a phenomenon that frequently emerges is that even though the number of arrests and bookings into juvenile hall may decrease, youth of color either maintain or increase…
| SCVTV
The Los Angeles County Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence (CCJV) held a community forum recently to gather input from the public about allegations of violence against inmates in Los Angeles County jails. The event was presided over by Commission Chair Hon. Lourdes G. Baird (Ret.), who was…
| by Celeste Fremon | Witness L.A.
The Los Angeles Citizens’ Commission on Jail Violence held its first—and possibly only–community meeting at the EXPO Center at the L.A. Swimming Stadium on Wednesday, May 30. Commission member, and NCCD President, Alex Busansky was…
| by Jason Song | Los Angeles Times
California's inmate realignment plan was intended to relieve the state's overcrowded prison system by keeping more low-level offenders in local jails rather than transferring them to state custody. By giving local agencies more responsibility for monitoring prisoners freed on probation, the…
| by Sarah True
NCCD's new blog post discusses how U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has turned to local jurisdictions to help detain undocumented individuals pending deportation, and how this has become a way for counties to use extra space in their jails in order to secure additional federal…
| by Lenore Anderson | San Jose Mercury News
Lenore Anderson, director of a new multiyear criminal justice reform campaign to reduce California's over-reliance on incarceration, discusses California's criminal justice system a year after the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Plata that the state's behemoth…