Marketplace | The turnover rate among corrections officers in Florida’s state prisons was 22 percent in 2015. But it’s hard to hire and retain officers when the conditions are tough and the pay is low.
Marketplace | Corrections officers have been leaving Florida’s state prison in droves. Many are leaving to work in the county jail.
Marketplace | The shortage of corrections officers can mean bored prisoners, delays in access to basic services, even death.
NPR | There are more than 1.2 million outstanding warrants in New York City, most of them for minor crimes. The District Attorney is trying to address the backlog, but there’s still a long way to go.
The New York Review of Books | Syrian refugees have been fleeing since long before the current flood into Europe. This story is an update to a September 2013 piece about the regional implications of the Syrian crisis: Syria’s Refugees: the Catastrophe. It first appeared on the NYRDaily. In September, it will be published in …
Life of the Law | That we have the right to an attorney is enshrined in our national imagination, like liberty and the pursuit of happiness. But there are, in fact, a lot of circumstances where there is no right to an attorney. Sometimes, in fact, attorneys are not allowed. In this first in a …
Marketplace | There are so many inmates with mental illness in the Cook County jail that cadets get specialized training in how to recognize and manage it.
Marketplace | Thanks in part to PTSD and other mental health issues, veterans are disproportionately involved in the criminal justice system. Veterans courts offer a chance at treatment, instead of jail or prison time.
Marketplace | It’s one thing to keep people with mental illness out of the hospital. It’s another thing entirely to keep them out of jail, too. A new program in Rochester, NY, is trying a new approach to an old strategy.
WNYC | If you’ve ever been within a few blocks of a courthouse, you’ve probably seen the bail bond agents’ offices. This story explains what they really do, and why it matters.