The Pew Trust has concluded that morel than half of the states have reductions in both rates of imprisonment and crime over the past five years.
A three judge federal panel has given California’s Governor Brown a two year extension to reduce prison overcrowding through rehabilitation and reentry strategies
Governor Brown signs two bills that bring the state closer to the Three Judge Federal Panel’s demands focusing on prison alternatives and reducing imprisonment
California Realignment Reform under AB109, where court jurisdiction has expanded as part of an evidence-based sentencing system is having a major impact.
12/10/12 A recent article in the Evansville Courier Press impressed me with its description of the Vanderburgh Superior Court, Judges Wayne Trockman and David Kiely and their Reentry court programs, which will receive nearly $1 million in grants and state reimbursements that will allow it to nearly double in size. Of special note are the Re-Entry and Forensic … Read moreIndiana Reentry Court Gets $1 Million Federal Grant
The passage of Cal. Prop. 60 provides a “Constitutional Guarantee” to counties that state funding for prison realignment reform will be there in the future
Ohio felons who are sentenced to prison, may be rejected by Prison authorities and required to go community corrections programs, available in their community
Governors who are enthusiastic supporters of drug courts fail to understand that most drug abusers are not drug addicts but still need a rehabilitative services
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has announced their intention to reduce the number of prisons and their cost by $1.5 billion
Begun in October 2011, California Realignment has both proponents who claim lower recidivism and detractors who argue that public safety is being compromised
California Counties need systemic approaches to sentencing, using evidence based practices to select appropriate custodial, supervision, and treatment tracks
Three Second Chance Act grant solicitations provide funding for prison reentry projects, will also be available for appropriate “court-based reentry systems”
Governor Brown’s “Reallignment Plan” turns most parole matters over to county court jurisdiction as of July 1st with $40 million provided for parole revocations
Growing concerns with California’s out-of-control prison overcrowding is building interest in a possible proposition to reform the state’s three strikes law.
Of six California pilot Parole Reentry Courts,Santa Clara county reports a recidivism rate of 20% while San Joaquin County reports a recidivism rate of 29%