Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Twitter Feeds About Criminal Justice, Race, and Policy

To help you follow issues of race and criminal justice, here is a selective list of relevant Twitter feeds. The list focuses on organizations rather than individuals, although there are plenty of smart thoughtful individuals tweeting, too.

The list includes organizations' descriptions of themselves from their Twitter profiles.

Criminal justice

The Marshall Project, @MarshallProj
The Marshall Project is a not-for-profit, non-partisan newsroom dedicated to covering America's criminal justice system.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice Office for the Advancement of Research @JohnJayResearch
The Office for the Advancement of Research provides services to enhance the pursuit of academic research at the highest standards of scholarship.
American Society of Criminology, @ASCRM41

JJIE News, @JJIEnews
Juvenile justice news and information from dedicated nonprofit newsroom.
Drug Policy Alliance, @DrugPolicyNews
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation's leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.
Center for Justice at Columbia University, @JusticeColumbia
The Center for Justice at Columbia University is committed to reducing the United States’ reliance on incarceration and transforming the justice system.
crimcast, @crimcast
Crimcast is an online community devoted to critcal conversations about criminology and criminal justice issues.
Sentencing Project, @SentencingProj
The Sentencing Project has been working for a fair and effective U.S. justice system since 1986.
Equal Justice Initiative, @eji_org
Equal Justice Initiative, Director Bryan Stevenson
Innocence Project, @innocence
The Innocence Project: Exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA and reforming the criminal justice system. Tweets from Barry Scheck are signed BCS.
PoliceMisconduct.net @NPMRP
The @CatoInstitute's National Police Misconduct Reporting Project, formerly @InjusticeNews Washington, DC


NPR’s Code Switch, @NPRCodeSwitch
We tweet about race, ethnicity and culture, how these things play out in our lives, and how all of that is shifting. We did @TodayIn1963. Hang with us.
The Kirwan Institute, @KirwanInstitute
Changing the way we think and talk about race. RT doesn't mean we agree, it means be aware, read this, have you seen this?
Southern Poverty Law Center, SPLC@splcenter
The Southern Poverty Law Center combats hate, intolerance, and discrimination through education and litigation.
Teaching Tolerance, @Tolerance_org
Founded in 1991 by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to creating equitable school experiences for our nation's children.

Social policy more generally

Pew Research Center
Nonpartisan, non-advocacy data and analysis on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. Also follow @FactTank, our data blog.
The Urban Institute, @urbaninstitute
For nearly five decades, we've been dedicated to elevating the debate on social & economic policy.
Brennan Center, @BrennanCenter, Non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on fundamental issues of democracy and justice. Vera Institute, @verainstitute
We work to make justice systems fairer and more effective through research and innovation.

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