President Jeremy Travis Discusses National Research Council Report on PBS’s Newshour; Study Garners Widespread Media Coverage

May 7, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

PBS’s Newshour interviewed President Jeremy Travis about the report “The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences,” released April 30 by the National Research Council’s Committee on Law and Justice. President Travis was named chairman of the NRC committee in 2012, with one of the committee’s top agenda items being the publication of an analysis of the high incarceration rate in the U.S.

 

Click here to watch the PBS interview. Below is a list of additional media accounts about the report. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/national-spike-incarcerations-affects-crime-cost-communities/

Further information on the NRCC and their findings can be read here. http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/_images/EMBARGOED_Press_Release_Growth_of_Incarceration.pdf

To read the full National Research Council report, click here. http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=18613.

 

Recent media coverage

Report: US prison rates an ‘injustice’

BBC News

May 2, 2014

In 1973 the number of Americans in prison was around 200,000. By 2009 that number had grown to 1.5 million. An additional 750,000 Americans are held daily in local jails. These are the findings of a report released this week from the National Research Council (NRC).

 Mapping America’s Enormous Prison Population

Co.Exist

May 2, 2014

The costs of mass incarceration have quadrupled in the last 40 years, according to a new report from the National Research Council this week.

 

Does the U.S. Really Need So Many Prisoners?AllGov May 2, 2014

The report from the National Research Council found the skyrocketing increase in the number of prisoners held throughout the country is doing more harm than good for society, making it imperative for policymakers to reconsider the tough-on-crime laws…

 

Mass incarceration: Why the costs outweigh the benefits

MetroTrends Blog

May 2, 2014

This week, the National Research Council released a landmark report exploring the causes and consequences of mass incarceration. The comprehensive work, authored by a committee of thinkers at the forefront of criminal justice and social science, concludes that the costs of the current rate of incarceration vastly outweigh the benefits.

 

How a national spike in incarcerations affects crime, cost and communities

PBS NewsHour

May 1, 2014

 

New Report Slams “Unprecedented” Growth in US Prisons

Frontline

May 1, 2014

 

Time to Make America Average When It Comes to Incarceration Rates

Huffington Post

May 1, 2014

 

Congress Told to Revisit Tough Sentencing Laws in Research Council Report

CQ Roll Call

May 1, 2014

 

The two simple facts that explain why the US prison population exploded

Vox

May 1, 2014

 

The Ambition of the Apollo Program Applied to Caging 2.2 Million Human Beings

East Bay Express

May 1, 2014

 

The Meteoric, Costly and Unprecedented Rise of Incarceration in AmericaWashington Post

April 30, 2014

Mass Incarceration

KCRW-FM Press Play

April 30, 2014

 

Researchers Blast U.S. Prison Policies

McClatchyDC

April 30, 2014

 

Choice: Cut Prison Population, Or Accept New Normal

The Crime Report

April 30, 2014

 

Experts Suggest How To Cut U.S. Imprisonment, Keep Crime Rate Down

The Crime Report

April 30, 2014

 

Crime Is Down, Murders Are Down, But The Numbers In Jail Are Not Worth It – Report

Science 2.0

April 30, 2014

 

How high incarceration rates cost states and shatter communities

PBS NewsHour

April 29, 2014

 

In the U.S., Punishment Comes Before the Crimes

New York Times

April 29, 2014