Faced with the most crowded prison system in the nation and overwhelmed probation and parole systems, state leaders in Alabama pursued justice reinvestment. After extensive analyses identified key challenges in the state’s criminal justice system, policymakers developed a policy framework designed to reduce prison overcrowding and strengthen community-based supervision.
This report summarizes comprehensive analyses of sentencing, corrections, probation, and parole data presented to Alabama’s Prison Reform Task Force. It outlines strategies and policy options to reduce the prison population and recidivism in the state by strengthening community-based supervision and […]
Presentation delivered to the Alabama Prison Reform Task Force on January 29. Provides an overview of criminal justice system challenges and details the justice reinvestment policy recommendations and their estimated impact on the prison population.
Presentation to the Alabama Prison Reform Task Force detailing CSG Justice Center analyses of felony sentencing to prison trends, as well as parole board practices, prison release and community supervision trends. To view a PDF of this document, click here.
Presentation delivered on September 30 to the Alabama Justice Reinvestment Task Force detailing CSG Justice Center analyses of arrest, felony conviction, sentence length, prison release, and community supervision trends.
This presentation introduces the Council of State Governments Justice Center and the justice reinvestment process, provides an overview of criminal justice data trends in Alabama, details the guiding principles behind what works to reduce recidivism, and provides case studies from […]
The Justice Reinvestment in Alabama Overview highlights recent criminal justice trends in Alabama that the Prison Reform Task Force will be exploring in coming months as part of the state’s justice reinvestment effort. Trends highlighted in the report include prison and community supervision populations, crime and arrest, and recidivism.