Columbia University: Innovate Criminal Justice Reform
Date:  01-24-2021

Columbia faculty members identify the most pressing criminal justice issues facing the country, and offer possible solutions
From Columbia News:

President Biden's administration has a long to-do list for its first 100 days. Columbia News asked faculty members from across the University to identify the most pressing issues facing the country and offer possible solutions.

In the first 100 days of his administration, President Biden has a chance to rewrite his own legislative history on criminal justice by rebuilding a new type of justice in America. Biden will inherit a pandemic that is still spreading through America’s prisons and jails at alarming rates, and an economic crisis that is disproportionately impacting Black and Latinx communities—the same communities our criminal justice system imprisons. By getting to the root of America’s criminal justice problem—racism and poverty—President Biden can address these twin crises.

The Square One Project at Columbia University’s Justice Lab suggests three recommendations the Biden Administration should tackle during its first 100 days. Continue reading >>>