The funds awarded today are part of the Obama administration’s ongoing efforts to reduce recidivism and promote reintegration of formerly incarcerated individuals.
Deasy plans to launch a new program that he says will fix juvenile prisons in a way that both reduces recidivism and improves the life prospects of incarcerated youth.
After months studying recidivism trends, drivers of incarceration and other elements of criminal justice in Massachusetts, researchers from the Council on State Governments Justice Center plan to gather with a 25-member working group in December to go over final policy recommendations.
As Chairman of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and more recently as a candidate for Attorney General, I’ve traveled to every corner of our Commonwealth and seen how the heroin and opioid epidemic is gripping communities – urban, suburban and rural alike – as the number one accidental killer in Pennsylvania.
Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore told The Christian Post in an interview that President Barack Obama is “very receptive” to ideas on prison reform that are being advances by a coalition of conservative and liberal activists.
Trustees of the 64-campus State University of New York did the right thing last week when they voted to remove the felony question from admissions applications.
In his first eight sessions as a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Kris Steele paid scant attention to crime and punishment. But, in 2008, Steele’s work on the state budget put Oklahoma’s prison system in his sights for the first time. What he saw, he says, “puzzled and dismayed” him.
The Division of Corrections also has been helping inmates sign up for Medicaid ahead of their release or parole, Hissom said.
Researchers from the Council of State Governments (CSG) who have guided the state’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative since January will present their final report and policy recommendations during a joint meeting of the Legislature’s Commission on Alternatives to Incarceration and Incarceration Issues Committee.
A bill draft addressing criminal justice reform will be ready for the 2017 Legislature next week.