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Is Data Doing Justice to our Veterans?Is Data Doing Justice to our Veterans?

Veterans & Justice—As the next in our series of essays, articles and stories that focus on veterans and justice, this piece looks at the lack of accurate data around veterans' justice involvement.

System Overload: The Costs of Under-Resourcing Public DefenseSystem Overload: The Costs of Under-Resourcing Public Defense

Fiscal Policy—The overburdening of U.S. public defense systems that serve millions of people annually is jeopardizing the fairness of our justice system.

Gaming the System: How the Political Strategies of Private Prison Companies Promote Ineffective Incarceration PoliciesGaming the System: How the Political Strategies of Private Prison Companies Promote Ineffective Incarceration Policies

Criminal Justice (Adult)—Report examining how private prison companies wield influence over legislators and policy, ultimately resulting in harsher criminal justice policies and the incarceration of more people.

FBI: Crime Fell in 2010FBI: Crime Fell in 2010

Criminal Justice (Adult)—According to the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Report, violent and property crime is down nationally. This comes at a time when state prison populations feel and states spent less money on corrections.

Due South: Looking to the South for Criminal Justice InnovationsDue South: Looking to the South for Criminal Justice Innovations

Criminal Justice (Adult)—Recognizing the significant costs associated with high incarceration rates, a number of Southern states have implemented innovative strategies for reducing prison and jail populations.

A Mother’s Struggle for Justice: How Failed Systems Jailed My Son StevenA Mother’s Struggle for Justice: How Failed Systems Jailed My Son Steven

Veterans & Justice—The first in a special series on Veterans & Justice. Rhonda Jordal tells of their ordeal when their son, Steven, spent 635 days in jail as a result of untreated PTSD and TBI.

Finding Direction: Expanding Criminal Justice Options by Considering Policies of Other NationsFinding Direction: Expanding Criminal Justice Options by Considering Policies of Other Nations

Criminal Justice (Adult)—Amidst a fiscal crisis and dropping crime rates, policymakers in the U.S. ought to consider looking outside its borders for examples of effective criminal justice policies.