Justice Reinvestment

Justice reinvestment is a data-driven approach to improve public safety, reduce corrections and related criminal justice spending, and reinvest savings in strategies that can decrease crime and reduce recidivism.

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Recent Headlines

Newt Gingrich: Passing Alabama Prison Reform Bill the ‘Right’ Thing To Do

As conservatives, we believe that keeping the public safe is a primary duty of government.

As leaders of legislative bodies, one as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and the other President Pro Tempore of the Alabama State Senate, we applied conservative principles to the criminal justice system, giving the agencies the authority and the resources to keep our neighborhoods safe.

The success of these policies can be seen in our crime rates, which are lower than they have been in decades.

Alabama Prison Admissions Down 25 Percent in 4 Years. Why That Won’t Solve Overcrowding

The Alabama Justice Reinvestment Act, the state’s major prison reform effort this legislative session, is heading for a vote in the state Senate on Thursday. The goal of the bill, sponsored by Sen. Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, is to reduce Alabama’s prison population by sending fewer nonviolent offenders to prison, while keeping released offenders from returning to prison by providing better supervision on the outside.

Lawmakers Return to Big Decisions on Prison, Budget

Alabama lawmakers return from spring break Tuesday with some of the biggest decisions of the legislative session in front of them, including votes on prison reform, schools and the perpetually troubled General Fund budget.

Recent Posts

Idaho Governor Highlights Justice Reinvestment in State of the State

In his 2015 State of the State address, Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter highlighted his administration’s progress in establishing more effective community supervision practices and reducing recidivism through implementation of the state’s Justice Reinvestment Act.



Justice Reinvestment in Alabama: Analysis and Policy Framework

This report summarizes comprehensive analyses of sentencing, corrections, probation, and parole data presented to Alabama’s Prison Reform Task Force. It outlines strategies and policy options to reduce the prison population and recidivism in the state by strengthening community-based supervision and […]