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Governors in More than Half the States in the Country Say Justice Reform Matters

May 12, 2016

By Ashleigh Fryer, CSG Justice Center Staff

Demonstrating the growing bipartisan momentum around the country, governors from 26 states spoke about criminal justice reform in their recent State of the State addresses. The governors addressed issues related to crime and imprisonment rates, behavioral health, and juvenile justice, as well as justice reinvestment—a data-driven approach to lower corrections spending and reinvest a portion of the savings in strategies that can reduce recidivism and increase public safety.

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