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Jessica Pupovac

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14 October 2018

Illinois, United States

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In 2017, Illinois passed a bill to re-establish the Women’s Correctional Services Division in response to the disproportionate level of discipline handed out to female inmates and in an effort to create more trauma-in...

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Jessica Pupovac

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14 October 2018

Mitchelville, Iowa, United States

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The Iowa Correctional Institution for Women has reformed how inmates are treated, adapting approaches informed by gender and past trauma. A new campus provides private counseling suites and a mental health unit, large...

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Kari Lydersen

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14 October 2018

Vermont, United States

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Across the United States, women statistically receive a higher rate of disciplinary tickets for minor infractions compared to their male counterparts. In Vermont, however, where corrections falls under the Department ...

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Jonah Newman

8 May 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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There is much to be learned from The Chicago Police Department's failure to regulate moonlighting police officers. Boasting the nation's weakest oversight of documenting its officer's second-shift jobs, the department...

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Kalyn Belsha

24 January 2017

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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When public schools close, what can communities do with the buildings? Kansas City hired an urban planner to help repurpose school buildings to better engage the community and enabled non-profits a chance to purchase ...

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Carla Murphy

27 June 2016

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Holding the police accountable for their actions is needed to build trust in the communities they police. The city of Minneapolis has Committee for Professional Policing, which advocated for a city charter amendment t...

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Adeshina Emmanuel

22 June 2016

New York, New York, United States

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ClaimStat is a New York city program that uses data to track allegations of police misconduct on a neighborhood level and shares the information with the public, helping prevent lawsuits against the city and diverting...

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