OPD's Criminalizing Poverty Blog
News and articles related to the criminalization of poverty. For more, please go to our "resources" page.
The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down a regulation capping the rate for inmate phone calls, which was set in place by the Federal Communications Commission in 2015.
A recent report by the Prison Policy Initiative states that, compared with individuals not detained before trial, pretrial detainees are more likely to plead guilty, be convicted, or be sentenced to jail.