While there is no one-size-fits-all model, justice reinvestment is designed to hold offenders accountable, control taxpayer costs, and keep communities safe – goals that sheriffs and victims heartily endorse.
Alabama’s prison overcrowding is such a hot topic right now because of the recent federal intervention in California.
In the latest installment of National Public Radio’s “This American Life,” CSG Justice Center Director Michael Thompson discusses school discipline in the United States.
Officials studying ways to reduce Alabama prison overcrowding and inmate recidivism say new sentencing guidelines that were implemented in 2013 are expected to stabilize and slow the growth of the state’s prison population.
A 24-member panel — the Prison Reform Task Force — is working with the Council of State Governments Justice Center to analyze the system and find ways to reduce overcrowding, reduce recidivism and improve public safety.
With unanimous approval by the Solano Community College Governing Board Wednesday night, the district will begin teaching academic transfer curriculum to inmates, taught by district faculty.
This lexicon includes the important terms to understand related to Alabama prison reform.
Making license plates is the stereotypical job for a prisoner, but in the Central Valley there’s a group of inmates doing very different work — supplying milk to almost all the prisons in the state system.
Since 1997, states have been able to bill for Medicaid-enrolled inmates who leave prisons or jails longer than 24 hours for health treatment in a hospital or nursing facility.
While habitual drug offenders typically find themselves in and out of jail cells, Portland’s “re-entry court” program provides a path to sobriety and freedom to those inmates willing to work for it.