University of Mississippi: New Jail Database Shows Lengthy Pretrial Incarceration Continues in Mississippi’s Local Jails

University of Mississippi: New Jail Database Shows Lengthy Pretrial Incarceration Continues in Mississippi’s Local Jails. “The vast majority of the 5,534 men and women detained in local Mississippi jails are not serving sentences for criminal convictions but instead are awaiting their day in court to face charges, and nearly half of the detainees have been in jail for more than 90 days. Those are some of the findings made available to the public today by the MacArthur Justice Center at the University of Mississippi School of Law.”

National Institute of Corrections: New Council of State Governments Web Tool Provides Look at Legal, Regulatory Restrictions Against People who have Criminal Convictions

National Institute of Corrections: New Council of State Governments Web Tool Provides Look at Legal, Regulatory Restrictions Against People who have Criminal Convictions. “The new National Inventory of Collateral Consequences of Conviction resource (link is external), launched today – October 31, 2018 by the National Reentry Resource Center and The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, compiles thousands of state and federal statutes into a searchable database, making it easier to identify these obscure regulations that can be triggered by a particular conviction.”

University of Virginia: Mapping The Modern Death Sentence

University of Virginia: Mapping The Modern Death Sentence. “Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Law have collaborated on a new website that uses a data-driven, interactive map to illustrate the rapid decline of the issuance of the death sentence in the United States since 1991.”

Govtech: Will Florida’s Data Collection Bill Make It the Most Transparent State in the Nation?

Govtech: Will Florida’s Data Collection Bill Make It the Most Transparent State in the Nation?. “Florida will have the most transparent criminal justice system in the nation following new legislation aimed at improving data collection. The legislation establishes a framework for a new database that will track a defendant’s experience at each step of the criminal justice system — from arrest and bail proceedings to sentencing — and compare those outcomes through a searchable website available to the public.”