Policy Center

Asset Forfeiture

Many people are startled when they learn how civil forfeiture laws work. Such laws permit police and prosecutors to seize property — cash, cars, boats, houses, land — from people who have not been convicted of a crime.

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The Elderly and Prison

Read more about aging behind bars and the rise of the elderly prison population.

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Juvenile Justice

Long sentences often have the perverse impact of increasing criminal behavior among young offenders. Learn more about ways to reform juvenile justice here.

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Mental Illness

Non-violent inmates with mental illnesses don’t belong in prisons. Read more about criminal justice reform for people with mental illnesses here.

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Re-Entry

Every week over 10,000 ex-offenders are released from state and federal prisons and sent back into our communities as our new neighbors. Unfortunately for the public in these communities, studies show that approximately two-thirds of these ex-offe...

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Victims' Rights

It is often easy to forget that crime harms real human beings, and they may need our help. Learn more about victim's rights here.

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Work Programs

Not all prison work programs are created equal. Read more about the Prison Industry Enhancement program-it's proven to increase employment and reduce recidivism for released inmates.

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