broken chainEarlier this year CHAS Fellow Matthew Epperson and his colleagues from the Smart Decarceration Initiative (SDI) published a manual of 16 guideposts for practitioners, advocates, reformers, and researchers working towards decarceration. These guideposts elaborate of SDI’s four guiding principles: (1) Changing the narrative on incarceration and the incarcerated; (2) Making criminal justice system-wide innovations; (3) Implementing transdisciplinary policy and practice interventions; and (4) Employing evidence-driven strategies. The publication is the result of a three-phase qualitative and quantitative research study with nearly 200 stakeholders nationwide.