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.
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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.
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.
An omnibus bill aimed at changing Arkansas’s criminal-justice system stalled again Wednesday in a Senate committee, where it has been for weeks as sponsors try to hammer out details through negotiations with county groups.
Gov. Mary Fallin’s Oklahoma Justice Reform Task Force has made 27 smart-on-crime recommendations to reform the criminal justice system.
Massachusetts has long been recognized as a leader in juvenile justice reform for youth who commit crimes prior to age 18. By contrast, our state’s record with “emerging adults” ages 18 to 24 who are handled in our adult criminal justice system is less exemplary. As law enforcement officials, we witness them being failed by the system every day, staying in jail the longest and returning the most quickly.
The Spokesman-Review By Betsy Z. Russell BOISE – Idaho lawmakers have just finished a full week of hearings on health and human services budgets, and while major changes and initiatives are underway in some areas, there was little talk about […]
As part of its continuing efforts at justice reinvestment, the Rhode Island Senate today passed several bills introduced by Sen. Michael J. McCaffrey (D-Dist. 29, Warwick) that would overhaul Rhode Island’s probation and parole system. An identical package of bills is being considered by the House Judiciary Committee.