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Topic Page: Prison Reentry and Prison Policy
Welcome to the DataHaven topic page on prison policy, criminal justice planning and prison reentry issues in Connecticut. Please contact us to volunteer to get involved in building this interactive resource.
Please visit our page on Public Safety Data & Indicators for additional data sources related to criminal justice policy and planning.
|File:CT CREDCJS disparity criminal justice 2010.pdf||Disparity in the Criminal Justice System|
|File:CT Corrections Parole Assessment BlumShapiro July2010.pdf||Assessment of Connecticut’s Correction, Parole and Probation Systems|
|File:Ex Offenders Labor Market CEPR Nov2010.pdf||Ex-offenders and the Labor Market|
|File:NewHaven Prison Reentry Sept2010Guide.pdf||New Haven Reentry Resource Guide, Updated September 2010|
|File:USDOJ Anderson Brief Code of Street 2009.pdf||Research Brief: The Code of the Street and Adolescent African-American Violence|
|Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness||Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness|
|New Haven Prison Reentry Initiative||New Haven Prison Reentry Initiative|
Related National and Statewide Links
1. Online mapping of corrections and sentencing related data: The Justice Mapping Center recently launched the National Atlas of Sentencing and Corrections—an online tool that shows a neighborhood-level view of where prison inmates, probationers, and parolees are from and where corrections spending is highest. The atlas can be accessed at http://www.justiceatlas.org/ but does not currently show Connecticut data. However, the Justice Mapping Center's website at http://www.justicemapping.org/ has in its Project Gallery a January 2006 mapping data analysis of neighborhood-level data for New Haven.
2. Prison Policy Institute: The non-profit, non-partisan Prison Policy Initiative documents the impact of mass incarceration on individuals, communities, and the national welfare. We produce accessible and innovative research to empower the public to participate in improving criminal justice policy. http://www.prisonpolicy.org/
3. "Importing Constituents: Prisoners and Political Clout in Connecticut," by Peter Wagner and Christian de Ocejo, Prison Policy Institute, March 2010. http://www.prisonersofthecensus.org/ct/ and http://www.prisonersofthecensus.org/ct/report.html. Shows that in seven Connecticut's house districts, more than 5% of the population is actually disenfranchised people who are legal residents of other parts of the state.
4. "The National Summit on Justice Reinvestment and Public Safety: Addressing Recidivism, Crime, and Corrections Spending" (2010): http://www.justicereinvestment.org/summit/report This report, from the Council of State Governments Justice Center, proposes bipartisan approaches to reducing crime, recidivism, and corrections costs: The report focuses on 4 fundamental strategies: (i) Focus resources on individuals most likely to reoffend; (ii) Base programs on research and ensure quality; (iii) Implement effective community supervision policies and practices; (iv) Apply place-based/neighborhood-based strategies.
5. Statewide Reentry Roundtable Collaborative http://www.ctreentry.info/
6. What Works in Prison Reentry Clearinghouse http://nationalreentryresourcecenter.org/what_works Clearinghouse website from the Urban Institute, the Council of State Governments, and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Prisoner Reentry Institute, with information to help provide context on various prison reentry policies. Released May 2012.