News of Interest

News of Interest

| 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 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 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…
| by Charles M. Blow | New York Times
This piece discusses Louisiana and why exactly it is the world's prison capital. The state is offered as the starkest, most glaring example of how private prisons do not serve the public interest and how the mass incarceration as a form of job creation is an abomination of justice and civility…
| by Celeste Fremon | Witness L.A.
On Monday May 14th, the members of the Los Angeles County Citizens' Commission on Jail Violence heard testimony for the third month in a row. The jails commission was appointed by the LA County supervisors last fall to investigate the problems in the County's violence-plagued jail system, and…
| The Economist
The Economist discusses California's Realignment plan: how it could help the state and its potential drawbacks. Click here to read about NCCD's CA Realignment Partnership. 
| by Jesse J. Holland | The Washington Post
The Obama administration ordered federal, state and local officials Thursday to adopt zero tolerance for prison rape as it issued mandatory screening, enforcement and prevention regulations designed to reduce the number of inmates who suffer sexual victimization at the hands of other prisoners…
| NCCD
NCCD today announced the launch of the website for the National PREA Resource Center (PRC) at www.prearesourcecenter.org. Established through a cooperative agreement between the Bureau of Justice Assistance and NCCD, the PRC serves as a…
| The Crime Report
NCCD's May 2012 report, Prison Bed Profiteers: How Corporations are Reshaping Criminal Justice in the US, showing that private prisons do not provide a consistently improved experience for inmates…
| by Christopher Hartney and Caroline Glesmann
NCCD's new report focuses on the disconnect between claims made by supporters of privatization and the true impact of the private prison industry. The report provides jurisdictions, communities, and advocates with information and recommendations regarding slowing the growth of private prisons…