DC Corrections Information Council Releases Report on Hope Village Site Visit

On Thursday March 26, 2020, the CIC conducted a site visit at Hope Village in response to community concerns raised this week about inadequate supplies. CIC staff had a conversation with Hope Village executive staff and program staff, as well as the BOP Residential Re-Entry Manager

Coalition Letter to Pres. Trump Asking Him to Commute Federal Sentences for Most Vulnerable Populations

A coalition of national criminal justice reform advocates sent a letter to President Trump urging him to utilize his clemency power to commute the federal sentences of people who could benefit from compassionate release, and other populations that are exceptionally vulnerable to coronavirus. Signers included the ACLU, FreedomWorks, the Due Process Institute, the Justice Roundtable …

Local Control of the Parole Function: Additional Reports

As reported in an earlier post, The New Vision: Alternatives to Incarceration Committee of the ReThink Justice DC Coalition 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. …

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 …

Report: D.C.’s Justice Systems: An Overview

In 2019, the Public Welfare Foundation published this report. It is a compilation of existing information meant to serve as a summary of D.C.’s criminal justice systems. This report has good information well presented which is why we have added it to our resources. LINK: D.C.’s Justice Systems: An Overview