May 28, 2014

Report finds reentry programs help to manage corrections costs, reduce recidivism

A report by the National Conference of State Legislatures has found that reentry programs not only help to manage corrections costs, they also can lead to reduced crime and recidivism. The report, “Managing Corrections Costs,” examined budget trends, changes to sentencing and corrections policies, the actions that are being taken […]
December 20, 2011

National Conference of State Legislatures: States changing corrections polices nationwide

State lawmakers are reforming sentencing laws and correction policies nationwide. They have two objectives: Quickly cut state spending on corrections and ensure public safety is protected in the future. With one in 100 American adults behind bars and one in 31 under correctional supervision, lawmakers are questioning traditional assumptions about […]