Obamacare expansion of Medicare may reach those with mental health and drug abuse for the first time.
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.
the Department of Justice prisons director Charles Samuels revealed the “a small” fall in prison numbers at federal prisons
California is seeing a real increase in the number of offenders sent to its prisons as couties sent nearly 5,500 people with second felony convictions to state prisons during the 2013-14 fiscal year, a 33 percent increase over the previous year.
The DOJ has requested $173 million in criminal justice reform, with a special emphasis on funding alternatives to incarceration
Penn. Corrections Secretary John Wetzel told the legislature that that bills passed creating new crimes and extending existing sentences increase the numbers of prisoners
The federal Government has recently doubled down on their investment in drug courts. What was once a minor $6 million federal program has grown to over a hundred million dollar Goliath.
A three judge federal panel has given California’s Governor Brown a two year extension to reduce prison overcrowding through rehabilitation and reentry strategies
Obama administration is stepping up its efforts for the early release of more low-level, nonviolent drug offenders from federal prisons.
January 28, 2014 The Urban Institute has issued a positive report on seventeen states that have adopted the “Justice Reinvestment Initiative”and issued the following statement, “Seventeen Justice Reinvestment Initiative states are projected to save as much as $4.6 billion through reforms that increase the efficiency of their criminal justice systems. Eight states that had JRI … Read moreUrban Institue reports on “Justice Reinvestment Initiative”
The fact that offenders released from jail, are rearrested at the same as that of those released from prison, may be the result of a massive California underfunding of community based rehabilitation
California’s Governor Brown rolls out a series of prison reforms in his budget, that are welcomed (mostly) by reformers
Recent study point to slight increase in property crime attributable to Cal prison realignment reform, but no major crime wave in sight
President Obama uses his Pardon to release a few federal prisoners, while awaiting Conservatives to lead the movement toward prison reform in the next session of Congress.
Ohio reforms intended to reduce priosn populations, not reducing prison numbers as judges refuse to use discretion to keep nonviolent offenders out of prison