"Those of us who are refugees and immigrants or who support them, we have to use every tool at our disposal, including our writing."
Meet the 2016 MacArthur Fellows leading America into the future.
“Solving society’s most pressing problems isn’t easy, but we believe it can be done.”
Eleven places will each get at least $1 million to reduce their jail population.
Providing programs in jail that teach job skills and prepare inmates for employment will reduce the chance that they will return after they are released--saving money in the long run and improving public safety. However, meaningful inmate programming can be costly.
That is a key connectedness challenge and the opportunity for the 21st century. It is being addressed and answers are being developed. Progress over the next decade will determine the adequacy of those solutions
Decision Points: Prosecutors Have Opportunities to Reduce Incarceration and Disparities Through Risk Assessment
Refusing to use our own data about our prior successes and failures, with the goals of making better decisions going forward, is irresponsible.
“Writing without shallow polemic and in a measured style, Coates addresses complex and challenging issues.”