Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Mellon Foundation, Justice Collaboratory Announce Million Book Project

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Yale Law School’s Justice Collaboratory announced a new initiative to distribute a curated 500-book collection to 1,000 medium and maximum security prisons, across every state in the United States over the next three and a half years.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

With Books and New Focus, Mellon Foundation to Foster Social Equity

The New York Times reports on the Million Book Project, funded by a gift from the Mellon Foundation, that will be administered by The Justice Collaboratory with the assistance of Reginald Dwayne Betts ’16, now a YLS Ph.D. candidate, and Elizabeth Hinton, professor of history, African American studies and law.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Yale to Launch Center Focused on Health and Mass Incarceration

The SEICHE Center for Health and Justice, a collaboration between the Yale School of Medicine and Yale Law School, will work to identify the legal, policy, and practice levers that can improve the health of individuals and communities impacted by mass incarceration.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Argument for Prison Abolition

Associate Professor of Law Monica Bell ’09 is quoted in The Crime Report article about prison abolition.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Do Police Need Guns?

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares was interviewed on NPR’s Here and Now about the role guns play in law enforcement in the U.S. and other countries.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Police reform requires culture change, not just diversity, advocates say

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares spoke to PRI’s The World about the limits of focusing solely on diversity when discussing police reform.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Phillip Atiba Goff on reducing racial discrimination in policing

Justice Collaboratory member Phillip Atiba Goff is featured in The Economist on the need for better data in policing.


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

We listened to people in highly policed U.S. communities

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares’ work on the Portals Policing Project is mentioned in a commentary coauthored by Justice Collaboratory member Vesla Weaver.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

How Violent Police Culture Perpetuates Itself

Justice Collaboratory Member Michael Sierra-Arévalo talks to GQ about his research to better understand the mechanisms driving our nation’s policing crisis.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Obama-Era Policing Proposals Find Some Success, but Ambitious Ideas Are Slow-Moving

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law Tracey Meares is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the recommendations made by President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.