MJP - Phase II

Affiliate Politico
Date April 2017
In Categories: News Article
In Project Series: MJP - Phase II

When Mayor Bill de Blasio recently pledged to close the troubled Rikers Island jail, it was premised on the condition that the city reduce the overall inmate population to an average of 5,000 people in custody citywide. De Blasio set a 10-year goal for that reduction, matching a call from City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and an independent commission chaired by former New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, which sketched a plan for the city to close the jail within a decade […]

April 5, 2017, New York, NY – As counties and cities around the country look for ways to reduce the levels of pretrial detention, a new report from the Misdemeanor Justice Project (MJP) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice examines trends in custody status including bail amount set, length of stay, and discharge status for individuals admitted to the New York City Department of Correction (DOC) from 2000 to 2015 […]

Trends in Custody: New York City Department of Correction, 2000-2015

The Misdemeanor Justice Project (MJP) is pleased to publish this second report, Trends in Custody: New York City Department of Correction, 2000-2015, focused on individuals admitted into the custody of the New York City Department of Correction (DOC). Our first report using the DOC data, released in December, 2016, examined the “front door” of the corrections system […]

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The goal of the Misdemeanor Justice Project – Phase II (MJP-II) is to: (1) study and disseminate information on the enforcement of lower-level offenses; (2) conduct four quantitative analyses focused on the enforcement of lower-level offenses and pretrial detention in New York City; (3) establish a research agenda around lower-level enforcement; (4) commission papers in line with the research […]

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Trends in Admissions to the New York City Department of Correction, 1995-2015

The Misdemeanor Justice Project (MJP) is pleased to publish this report focused on individuals admitted into the custody of the New York City Department of Correction (DOC). With this report, we turn our attention to trends in corrections, specifically the New York City DOC which houses individuals charged with crimes and awaiting trial, serving short sentences, being held on warrants, or for other reasons […]

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