A group of senators who spent months studying what to do about Nebraska’s prisons troubles have offered a list of solutions in a package of bills.
Shortly after being appointed chairman of the Alabama House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Mike Jones, R-Andalusia, was talking about Alabama’s prison system with consultants hired to make them better.
As Alabamians, it is our responsibility to confront and address problems that plague our state and limit our ability to grow and progress economically and otherwise.
After months of research, the experts agree: There is no single answer for overhauling Nebraska’s prison system. But there are many steps that can improve how the state punishes and rehabilitates criminals.
Washington is the only state with sentencing guidelines that do not provide for supervision instead of incarceration for property crime offenders.
Gov. Robert Bentley and legislative leaders said last week that efforts to address the massive overcrowding in state prisons will be at the top of their agenda when the regular session begins in March.
A proposal for prison reform contends Nebraska can spend a little to save a lot.
Gov. Jay Inslee has unveiled his plan to reduce the state’s sky-high property crime rate (a problem present in Spokane) that’s based on the idea that repeat offenders should receive supervision and treatment.
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A pair of experts on prison reform from Texas made the case Thursday for efforts underway to make sweeping changes in Utah’s criminal justice system at the same time a new site is being sought for the Utah State Prison.