Posts tagged mass incarceration
Chicago Community Bond Fund Report on Cook County Bond Reform

The Chicago Community Bond Fund (CCBF) pays bond for people charged with crimes in Cook County, Illinois. Through a revolving fund, CCBF supports individuals whose communities cannot afford to pay the bonds themselves and who have been impacted by structural violence. Inability to pay bond results in higher rates of conviction, longer sentences, loss of housing and jobs, separation of families, and lost custody of children. CCBF authored a report on bond reform in Cook County, available here. Interested in CCBF’s work? Help CCBF end money bail in Cook County by signing and sharing this petition.

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Justice Divided

Justice Divided uses public data to demonstrate how youth of color in Chicago are disproportionately punished by the juvenile justice system for the same behaviors seen in other youth. Through graphic representations and heat maps, Justice Divided aggregated juvenile arrest data by district.

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Crime and Punishment in Chicago

Through an index of data sources, Crime and Punishment in Chicago aims to catalog the criminal justice system from moment of arrest to prison inmate data. Specifically, the project looks at eight consecutive features of the criminal justice system: (1) Victimization; (2) Call for Service; (3) Incidents; (4) Arrest; (5) Prosecution; (6) Jail; (7) Court; (8) Prison.

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