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Alabama’s Justice Reinvestment Approach

Alabama’s Justice Reinvestment Approach

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.

Justice Reinvestment in Alabama: Analysis and Policy Framework

Justice Reinvestment in Alabama: Analysis and Policy Framework

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 […]

First Presentation to Alabama Justice Reinvestment Prison Reform Task Force

First Presentation to Alabama Justice Reinvestment Prison Reform Task Force

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 […]

Justice Reinvestment in Alabama Overview

Justice Reinvestment in Alabama Overview

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.