Marion County, Ramsey County Newsletters Showcase Reform Efforts

Posted December 17, 2012

Mar­i­on Coun­ty (Indi­anapo­lis), Indi­ana, and Ram­sey Coun­ty (St. Paul), Min­neso­ta, high­light­ed the suc­cess­es of their deten­tion reform efforts, includ­ing their work to reduce racial and eth­nic dis­par­i­ties in sum­mer newsletters.

In Mar­i­on County’s newslet­ter, Super­in­ten­dent DeShane Reed revis­its the fed­er­al inves­ti­ga­tion that spurred need­ed reforms at the Mar­i­on Supe­ri­or Court Juve­nile Deten­tion Cen­ter. The newslet­ter also details steps the coun­ty is tak­ing to pre­pare for a low­ered deten­tion cap of 96, offers an update on the work of four JDAI sub­com­mit­tees, and announces the expan­sion of the county’s evening report­ing center.

Ram­sey Coun­ty devotes its whole sum­mer issue to exam­in­ing JDAI’s ben­e­fits and the neg­a­tive con­se­quences of racial dis­par­i­ties. One arti­cle dis­cuss­es JDAI’s impact on DMC, and the Ram­sey County’s dra­mat­ic reduc­tion in over­all deten­tion pop­u­la­tion and youth-of-col­or detention.

Ram­sey Coun­ty Judge George Stephen­son writes about how a change in think­ing among stake­hold­ers spurred deten­tion reform. For­mer Min­neso­ta JDAI Coor­di­na­tor Angelique Kedem looks at deten­tion reform through the lens of human rights.

Local JDAI newslet­ters, includ­ing Mar­i­on Coun­ty JDAI News and Ram­sey Coun­ty JDAI News, are avail­able on the JDAI Help Desk.

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