In recent years, Mecklenburg County (Charlotte), North Carolina, implemented a series of sweeping pretrial reforms. They also serve as a MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge site with the stated goal of developing and implementing strategies to positively impact the main drivers of the local jail population.
New York State passed sweeping Criminal Justice Reform legislation, dramatically reducing the use of cash bail and pretrial detention, modifying the rules governing the sharing of evidence, and revising practices intended to ensure a defendant's right to a speedy trial.
Luminosity worked for several years on various aspects of criminal justice reform in New Jersey. Our data analysis report New Jersey Jail Population Analysis: Identifying Opportunities to Safely and Responsibly Reduce the Jail Population was credited as the catalyst for criminal justice reform in the state.