Corrections

California Arrests Study

The unprecedented study answers one question: to what extent do people on probation and parole contribute to crime, as measured by arrests?

Announcements

WEBINARS

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Problem-Solving Clinic on Women’s Risk Needs Assessment

This webinar discussed the Women’s Risk Needs Assessment (WRNA), and provided participants the opportunity to discuss the benefits and challenges of WRNA, best practices for implementing gender-responsive assessments with or without other assessment tools, and resources and recommendations to help address challenges to using WRNA.

Publications

Pew Charitable Trusts

Reducing Incarceration for Technical Violations in Louisiana

This report from The Pew Charitable Trusts highlights findings from an evaluation of Louisiana’s Act 402, which sets a 90-day sentence limit for individuals whose probation or parole has been revoked for the first time for violating rules of their community supervision.

Pew Charitable Trusts

Most States Cut Imprisonment and Crime

According to new statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a majority of U.S. states over the past five years have reduced imprisonment rates while experiencing less crime.

RECENT HEADLINES

“Gatekeepers” Hold Prison Re-Entry Training Program

The first prison re-entry training program was held in Washington County on Saturday by Gatekeepers. The organization’s mission is to help transition ex-offenders back into their communities, by teaching local church members and others how to be mentors.

Inmates on Way Out Get Help with Health Plans

The Benton County jail is joining a growing number of corrections facilities in the state and beyond in helping some uninsured, soon-to-be released inmates apply for Medicaid coverage.

Proposal Averts Almost $300 Million in Corrections Spending

A proposal to require supervision for individuals after completing prison sentence, address the needs of crime victims and tackle the revolving door to state prisons was released today by the Justice Reinvestment Working Group.