Councilmember Cheh Introduces bill to Ban Solitary Confinement in D.C.

As reported in the City Paper, Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh introduced a new bill that would effectively end the practice of Solitary Confinement at the DC Jail, which has been notorious for its liberal use of solitary for all manner of incarcerated people there. This legislation goes a bit further than her prior unsuccessful …

D.C. scores high in Police Data Transparency Index

The Vera Institute of Justice recently published a Police Data Transparency Index to see how locations across the United States are performing in their release of data and how much public access to the data that is available.¬† According to Vera, their analysis¬† of police transparency reflected in the index is “rigorous and informed by …