Guest Blog

  • Voices with Impact (6/26/2019)

    By James Kilgore, co-director of FirstFollowers Reentry Program

    There is an orthodoxy that changing laws should be left in the hands of legislators, lawyers and policy experts. But our recent campaign around changing electronic monitoring (EM) laws in Illinois provides another clear example of why the voice and participation of impacted people adds a key dimension to the process of policy change. Though this legislation focused on the state’s use of EM after people had completed their sentences, there are real lessons for folks working on pretrial legislation. (more…)


06/26/2019

Voices with Impact

By James Kilgore, co-director of FirstFollowers Reentry Program There is an orthodoxy that changing laws should be left in the hands of legislators, lawyers and policy experts. But […]
01/23/2019

Looking Back and Thinking Ahead on Pretrial Justice with Jeremy Travis

Guest blog by Jeremy Travis. Jeremy Travis is executive vice president of criminal justice at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation and President Emeritus of the […]
12/12/2018

Guest Blog: The Myth of the Electronic Monitor

By James Kilgore, co-director of FirstFollowers Reentry Program The first time I saw an electronic ankle monitor was 2009. Unfortunately, it was on my own leg. After […]
05/15/2018

Guest Vlog: Philadelphia Pretrial Services

Michael Bouchard, director of Philadelphia Pretrial Services, shares his organization’s efforts to reduce unnecessary pretrial detention through the Safety and Justice Challenge. Outcomes so far include […]