Prison as an institution is only a little over two hundred years old. Incarceration, a rare and a radical departure from the “Community-Based Sanctions” in place some 200 years ago.
I visited a Somoan Prison where all offenders went home for the weekend
Prosecuting Attorney for Thurston Wash. lauds Problem-Solving Courts as, “one of the most remarkable innovations in criminal jurisprudence since trial by jury”
While conservative support for prison reform is a critical development, Republican support for drug courts (an alternative to prison) goes back twenty years
June 3, 2013 “The Justice for All Reauthorization Act of 2013” (further described in the Facebook article on the right), would, if enacted, require localities to include representatives of a number of different professions, besides traditional police and custodial agencies, in distributing the largest federal grant earmarked for public safety, known as Byrne JAG grants. … Read moreByrne Grant Funding; Then and Now
The UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution by the President of Mexico to hold an international Conference on the global drug problem in 2016
Special Sentencing Courts need to retain control over the power to sentence and supervise the felon, while working closely with justice and community partners.
California’s start-up of its six county Parole Reentry Court pilot, offers court-based rehabilitation, monitoring and integration services to parole violators