November 24th Summary

Prison Policy Initiative- New opportunity to weigh in on FCC prison phone regulation– Open to January 5th!

NY Times- A Plan to Cut Costs and Crime– For those familiar with Ban the Box initiatives, no new information here. Otherwise, not a bad introduction to it. Not so sure about the briefly noted criticisms that somehow not indicating criminal history will leader to greater profiling of minorities.

SE Missourian- Drug Court saves lives and money– Flouts some pretty remarkable state figures for the success of the program, with 90% of participants being arrest free, vs a 60-80% rearrest rate per non drug court offenders. The article doesn’t list dates however, so I’m personally somewhat skeptical of the authors data analytic abilities. Regardless, it’s probably still good, and it’s always nice for a feel good Op-ED style piece in SE Missouri.