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California Court Rules Against Sex Offender Law Application

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California’s Supreme Court says the state cannot prohibit all registered sex offenders in San Diego County from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park. The court ruled on Monday that the […]

Study Shows Community-Based Supervision Helps Juveniles

A study comparing Texas youth with nearly identical characteristics shows that juveniles under community-based supervision are far less likely to reoffend than those incarcerated in state correctional facilities, the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, in partnership with Texas A&M University, announced in late January.

Shoveling a Path Out of Prison

If states want to dig themselves out from the difficulties of mass incarceration, they can begin by creating employment programs for newly released inmates.

Lawmakers Encourage Bowser to Reconsider Declaring Pot Legal in D.C.

The Washington Post By Aaron C. Davis and Peter Hermann City leaders declared Tuesday that marijuana possession will become legal in the District at 12:01 a.m. Thursday — but warned the public that many pot-related activities will remain illegal, including […]

Ex-Offenders Rally For “Second Chance” Bill

WBAL News Radio 1090 By Robert Lang More than 400 ex-offenders and their advocates marched today in the snow in Annapolis. They are pushing for passage of legislation that seeks to restore cuts in funding for programs that help the […]