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

Prison Issues Could Affect State’s Businesses

Addressing solely the finances of prison reform, it would cost $840 million to build new prisons that would reduce Alabama’s prison capacity of 190 percent to just 100 percent.

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

Not only does the crisis in Alabama prisons threaten public safety, it also may open the door to federal courts taking over management of the prison system. This would remove control of prison policies and spending from the hands of our elected state leaders and place it in control of unelected judges.

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.

Recent Posts



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 […]