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Carl Reynolds

Senior Legal and Policy Advisor, Research

Carl Reynolds helps manage and develop projects related to court initiatives, corrections, sentencing reform, and juvenile justice issues. Among other projects, he works on the establishment and evaluation of public defender offices and on Justice Reinvestment strategies. Previously, Carl served as director of the Texas Office of Court Administration. From 1997 to 2005, he was general counsel for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), responsible for prisons, probation, and parole. He also was general counsel to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice—the governing body for TDCJ. Prior to that position, he was the executive director of the Texas Punishment Standards Commission, general counsel to the Texas Senate Committee on Criminal Justice, director of the Senate’s redistricting staff, and a briefing attorney for the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Carl holds a BA from the University of Cincinnati, an MA from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, and a JD from the University of Texas School of Law.

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Justice Reinvestment Initiative in Minnesota

This overview outlines criminal justice system trends and the Justice Reinvestment process in Minnesota.

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Four Steps for Using Videoconferencing Technology for Parole Decision-Making

Parole agencies can follow four steps to implement videoconferencing technology for parole decision-making.

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Justice Reinvestment in Pennsylvania: Reducing Recidivism and Averting Costs by Strengthening Probation and Sentencing Practices

This publication presents a summary of the Justice Reinvestment process in Pennsylvania and the legislation that was enacted…

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Justice Reinvestment in Ohio: Reducing Recidivism Through Treatment

This policy framework outlines recommendations developed as a part of a Justice Reinvestment effort in Ohio in 2017–2018.

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Justice Reinvestment in Maine: Improving Supervision and Data Collection

This policy framework outlines recommendations developed as a part of a Justice Reinvestment effort in Maine in 2020.

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