The House Judiciary Committee reviewed a six-pack of bills Thursday that supporters say are aimed at making the state’s justice system more efficient and save money.
Giving inmates driver’s licenses or other state-issued photo ID cards before they’re released from prison will help them reintegrate into society, a Nebraska lawmaker told a legislative committee Thursday.
The Livingston County Board of Supervisors is lending its support to a national initiative aimed at reducing the number of people with mental illnesses in jails.
“Nothing can replace sitting with a parent and hugging a parent,” said Ann Adalist-Estrin, director of the National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated at Rutgers University.
With the subject of Alabama’s prison population problem in the news regularly it is important to correct many myths that have arisen about our prison population. Many of these myths are so common that they are generally accepted by many as established facts. We can’t adequately address the problem of prison overcrowding without understanding the true facts.
Lassiter noted that North Carolina and New York are the only states that have not raised the juvenile age since 1919, when the first juvenile codes required that 16-year-olds be tried as adults. Since then, he said, laws about buying cigarettes and alcohol and even getting married have all changed to prevent young people from taking part in adult activities.
Center for Health Journalism Fellowships Blog By Fred Osher Dorothea Dix was a trailblazer who railed against the inhumane treatment of people with mental illnesses. Shocked by the sight of people with illnesses shackled in jails, she advocated for compassion, […]
As the legislature reconsiders how it handles its justice program, including dealing with a rapidly increasing prison population, North Dakota leaders brought in some outside help to give a broader perspective.
North Dakota’s legislators are discussing how to reduce the state’s rapidly growing prison population. In this Journeys Through Justice story Meg Luther Lindholm looks at some of the alternatives they are considering.
A nationally known anti-tax leader said North Dakota is on the right path with legislative efforts to reform the state’s criminal justice system in order to provide long-term savings to taxpayers while reducing the number of incarcerated individuals.