Public Safety & Justice

Post-Newtown Mental Health Movement Loses Momentum

A new report breaks down how much states funded mental health in 2014 and the laws they passed to improve care and strengthen gun restrictions for people with mental illnesses.

Should Judges Be Allowed to Court Campaign Donors?

That’s what the U.S. Supreme Court will decide in a case that could make judicial elections even more like other political races.

How Much State Prison Populations Are Projected to Grow

A handful of states expect their prison populations to shrink, but most expect growth, according to a new report. View data for each state.

Aging Prisoners Shackle State Budgets

The nation’s graying prison population will strain the corrections system. There are ways to keep costs down, but they’re not often used.

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