Safety and Justice Challenge
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.
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.
A private foundation will give out millions of dollars in grants to local jurisdictions that agree to try new ways to safely reduce the number of people in jails.