Returning the Parole Function to Local Control: A Report from the ReThink Justice New Visions Committee

The New Vision: Alternatives to Incarceration Committee of the ReThink Justice DC Coalition, has published a report that examines the current processes by which parole and supervised release are revoked in the District of Columbia and the impact of those revocations on the District of Columbia’s jail and prison population. The report was unanimously endorsed …


Sign-on Letter to City Officials regarding DC Men’s Halfway House

The ReThink Justice Pathways to Reentry Committee send a sign-on letter to Mayor Bowser and Councilmember Charles Allen, Chair of the Council’s Judiciary Committee to bring to their attention an urgent situation regarding the District’s only halfway house for men. The letters states that the signees believe that this DC-based halfway house is in danger …


Analysis of the Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act (IRAA) and the Second Look Act Legislation

The DC City Council is considering updates to the Incarceration Reduction Amendment Act (IRAA) and new legislation called the Second Look Act. This legislation has caused some confusion for criminal justice advocates. The National Reentry Network for Returning Citizens, a participant in the ReThink Justice DC Coalition, has created an comparative analysis of this legislation …