Justice Reinvestment Media Clips

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Debunking Common Myths About the State’s Prisons

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.

Norquist Joins Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform

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.

Criminal Justice Bill Stymied Again

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.

Op-Ed: Think Outside Box to Deal With Young Adult Criminals

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.

Prison & Probation Reform Legislation and More: This Week at the State House

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.