Since 1980, Michigan’s biggest growth industry has been its prison system.
Get ready to hear a lot more about big changes, specifically sentencing reform, in relation Alabama’s prison crisis.
The Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental Affairs and Military Affairs, and the House Committee on Public Safety held a joint informational briefing on the status of the implementation of the Hawaii Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) yesterday.
As Idaho officials have begun considering the implementation of the state’s sweeping new prison reform law passed by the Legislature, two key state agencies are taking a hard look at current usages of some very specific government services. Additionally, policy experts from a national nonprofit group that advised the Legislature on the undertaking of the reforms are working with the state to aid in its implementation.
Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Toi Hutchinson, D-Olympia Fields, passed the Senate on Tuesday that would require the Illinois State Board of Education to provide a comprehensive report on school discipline by Oct. 31, 2015.
Gov. Robert Bentley, Chief Justice Roy Moore and four lawmakers said Tuesday they had formally requested to be part of a federal program aimed at helping states cut corrections spending.
Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter has signed a new law that proponents hope will reduce the state’s high incarceration rate and save money on prison spending.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Gov. Robert Bentley formally announced today that Alabama has requested assistance from outside groups that could “transform the landscape of our criminal justice system for the better.”
Armed with the results of a survey of public school students in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Sheila Herlihy on Monday made her case for bolstering child psychiatric care before several hundred people at the Church of the Incarnation.
In an effort to intervene before students are suspended or expelled, the Cleveland school district uses a classroom that calms upset kids.