incarceration

  • U.S. Jails Serve as “Modern-Day Debtors’ Prisons”

    Jails Have Become Warehouses for the Poor, Ill and Addicted, a Report Says | The New York Times Lawsuits Call Ferguson, Jennings Jails Debtors’ Prisons | St. Louis Post-Dispatch Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) on the Smarter Sentencing Act | C-SPAN A report released this week by the Vera Institute of Justice finds that the majority of people being held in America’s jails are the poor, those suffering from mental illness, … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | North Korea and Sony; Energy and Global Warming; Mental Health and Incarceration

    Did North Korea Really Hack Sony? Did North Korea Really Hack Sony? | Bloomberg Cybersecurity Breaches Raise Questions | The New York Times FBI warns of ‘destructive’ malware in wake of Sony attack | Reuters That cyberspace has changed our way of life, the character of national power, the structure of the international system, and the dynamics of geopolitics is no longer up for debate. With cyberspace affecting all these … Read More

  • Podcast: Carolyn Deady on Incarceration in the U.S. and Abroad

    In the Pell Center’s inaugural podcast, Carolyn Deady, fellow for global challenges, is interviewed by Jim Ludes about her recent study: Incarceration and Recidivism: Lessons from Abroad.

  • Incarceration policy: What works vs. what’s “right”

    Why are we Americans so eager to put each other in jail? A new report  from the Pell Center (Salve Regina University, Newport, RI) explores the contrasts between U.S. incarceration policy and how other countries handle jail time. The report paints a shocking picture of a country that imprisons people at a far, far higher rate than others do: About 7 in 1000 Americans are in prison, while our closest … Read More