Montana’s prison population is over capacity, growing and continuing to put pressure on local jails, but a package of bills before the Legislature this session aims to reverse that trend.
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The Tribune Editorial Board has for a long time supported steps that result in fewer people being jailed and them becoming productive citizens. Senate Bill 2015 is a move in that direction.
Georgia has the highest rate of people on probation in the country. That rate is nearly four times the national average.
Probationers and parolees may be the first to see improvements in mental health and substance abuse treatment after this legislative session.
Oklahoma stands on the brink of a monumental success with the potential to define our state for decades to come. A task force of lawmakers and stakeholders put out recommendations to decrease our bloated prison population, save billions in taxes, and increase public safety. But one step in the wrong direction will crush that success into a dismal failure that will leave our children holding the bag.
They sit in rows, 150 closely shaven men in yellow uniforms and white identification badges, before opposing walls, in a cinder-block walled gymnasium.
It seemed everyone was ready to tackle criminal justice reforms after the Council of State Governments released its study of Michigan in 2013.
As the state deals with constant overcrowding in its prisons, a new bill signed Wednesday, could be a win-win for Arkansas.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday signed into law Senate Bill 136 by Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, R-Little Rock, a bill to establish three regional Mental Health Crisis Stabilization Centers in the state.
Legislation aimed at keeping nonviolent parole and probation violators out of prison completed its quick journey through the House on Tuesday.