Guideposts for the Era of Smart Decarceration

Smart decarcertion initiativeThis report from the Smart Decarceration Initiative, based at the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis, offers strategies for practitioners, advocates, reformers, and researchers with an interest in substantially reducing incarceration rates. The report describes four guiding concepts of smart decarceration: changing the narrative on incarceration and the incarcerated; making criminal justice system-wide innovations; implementing transdisciplinary policy and practice interventions; and employing evidence-driven strategies.