This fact sheet is designed to educate policymakers on the impact of, and models for, issuing state identification for people leaving prisons and jails across the country. State-issued identification is often required to secure housing, apply for employment, and access social services—all factors that can play a critical role in reentry.
This presentation to the Incarceration Issues Committee focuses on the state’s sentencing trends, practices, and policies.
Over the past 30 years, the Texas legislature has enacted many criminal justice reforms that shape policy through data analysis, focus on people with mental illnesses in the justice system, and improve distinct components of the system, from indigent defense to parole.
The second working group presentation focuses on key statutory frameworks, sentencing polices, and practices that impact incarceration and community supervision in Massachusetts.
Presentation to the first Pennsylvania Justice Reinvestment Initiative Working Group meeting that focuses on analysis of the state’s sentencing policy and practices, and their impact on county and state incarceration and community supervision.
This guide lists the available research on the effectiveness and best practices of residential reentry centers (commonly known as halfway houses).
This presentation to the Montana Commission on Sentencing introduces quantitative analyses on front-end justice system pressures and the Department of Corrections secure, alternative secure, and probation and parole populations in addition to qualitative assessments of the state’s criminal justice system. […]
The Justice Reinvestment in Pennsylvania Overview highlights recent criminal justice trends in the state that Pennsylvania’s Justice Reinvestment Working Group and CSG Justice Center staff will be exploring in coming months as part of the state’s justice reinvestment efforts.
Presentation to the Arkansas Legislative Criminal Justice Oversight Task Force that focuses on analysis of the state’s sentencing policy and practices.
The first presentation to the Incarceration Issues Committee introduces The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the justice reinvestment process, and includes initial analyses on the North Dakota criminal justice system.