PARTS II: ARE GPS BRACELETS AN ACCEPTABLE ALTERNATIVE TO INCARCERATION? This is an introduction to an issue which has been brewing within the criminal justice system, but only now is reaching the general public: What do GPS bracelets accomplish and should they be a mainstay of “alternatives to incarceration programs”. One of the two biggest suppliers of … Read moreCOMMENTARY: PRISON CORPS. MOVE IN ON “ALTERNATIVES TO PRISON”
The Santa Clara County Realignment Model builds on a comprehensive collaborative court system, created by Judge Steven Manley that reaches almost 2000 offenders
San Joaquin Realignment Plan relies on Probation in supervising and rehabilitating offenders with the court directly involved when offenders commit violations
San Francisco’s Realignment Plan places almost all responsibility for the rehabilitation of felons on probation, social service agencies, and community partners
ONDCP Director Gil Kerlikowske announced today that NADCP will receive a $1.4 million grant to expand the reach of Drug Courts and justice reform model, “ARK”
Sentencing reforms, based on the “Twelve Part Series on Evidence-Based Sentencing Systems” that may be relevant to a California County’s Realignment Process
Reentry Court Solutions presents “A Summary and Descriptive Diagram of Evidence Based Sentencing Systems” linked to a 12 Part Series on Sentencing Systems.
A Study released by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) concludes that post-realignment arrests are down from pre-realignment
The 2013 BJA/SAMSA Drug Court Funding RFP contains a new provision that restricts federally funded participants to those who are not sentenced to any custody
The Sentencing Project’s report that 25 Prisons closed in 15 states over the past 2 years, is just one indicator of a shift toward prison reform across the U.S.
California goes to the courts to argue that a 43,000 prisoner reduction is sufficient to satisfy the court ‘s order, while private prisoners increase to 8,900
Marin Chief of Probation Michael Daly points out that new tools such as Split-Sentencing are increasing the effectiveness of sentencing and reducing recidivism
A twelve part series describes a basic model of anevidence-based sentencing system that involves the court in all aspects of its processes
The 12 part series on Evidence-Based Sentencing Systems concludes with an admonition to recognize that technology and science have changed sentencing processes
Evidence-Based Sentencing Systems are hybrid courts that share characteristics of traditional sentencing courts, as well as, problem solving courts