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Criminal Justice Reforms Explored

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.

Idaho Lawmakers Search for Ways to Reduce Prison Population

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.

Barron: Don’t Let Judges Get Hungry

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.

Justice Group is Helping the State Find Better Ways to Deal with Offenders

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.