- Convening 18 of the leading U.S. scholars in criminal justice policy, a two-year, $1.5 million project of the National Research Council will examine the causes and consequences of high rates of incarceration.
- In related news, nearly half of Americans believe there are too many incarcerated people in the U.S., according to a survey by the Pew Center on the States.
- More than 70 percent of students involved in school-related arrests or referred to law enforcement are black or Latino, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection, disproportionately funneling them into the criminal justice system.
- The New England Journal of Medicine takes a look back this week at the long way HIV/AIDS treatment has come since the disease first appeared in the 1980s.
- A new study funded by the National Institutes of Health has found a treatment window for HIV-positive children infected at birth.