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Cascade County Detention Center population was at 143 percent of capacity as of Wednesday afternoon, higher than average, said Commander Dan O’Fallon, but becoming uncomfortably normal.
Connecticut has found success reducing recidivism, or recurring crime by former inmates, by paying attention to and tracking things that many other states do not, speakers said Monday at a University of New Haven public safety forum.
New Mexico state lawmakers began setting a course this week for criminal justice reform during a daylong forum that explored strategies to reduce crime without putting more people in jail.
Gaps in Wyoming’s mental health and substance abuse treatment systems are contributing to the state’s prison overcrowding problem say experts who participated in a criminal justice reform forum in Cheyenne last week.
Iowa Department of Corrections director Jerry Bartruff says the state is facing “new and, in some cases, daunting challenges” when it comes to public safety.
New Mexico state lawmakers say they are setting a course for criminal justice reforms in anticipation of a new administration in 2019.
A growing prison population had some Idaho lawmakers taking a second look Monday at recommendations to reclassify some felonies as misdemeanors and increasing efforts to prevent people from going to prison in the first place.
One of the factoids to come out of a day-long forum on public safety in Cheyenne last week was that Wyoming is unique in having a low prison recidivism rate and unusually long prison sentences.
As previously reported the state of Wyoming is trying to figure out what to do about issues related to prison overcrowding and public safety. Marc Pelka is the Deputy Director of the Council of State Governments Justice Center who is helping the state find ways to deal with offenders earlier in life and find ways to keep recently released inmates from violating parole or probation.