Prisons and Corrections in the News

Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley - Prisons and Corrections in the News


Letters to the Editor

Lehigh County Jail

U.S. and International - Prisons and Corrections in the News

  • Reentry Central is a national website for news and information on the subject of reentry and related criminal justice issues (requires $35 annual subscription to access news stories).
  • Jail or Bail? There's a New Option (New York Times: Feb. 1, 2019)
    "Supervised release" allows judges in New York City to let those who cannot afford bail be released before trial on a kind of parole (similar to what happens in New Jersey).
Public Defenders and "Holistic Defense"

Federal Criminal Justice Reform legislation - the First Step Act
NPR Series on Women in Prison - October 2018:
CALIFORNIA - end of cash bail:
NEW JERSEY - end of cash bail: