prison overcrowding

July 16, 2014

More states showing support for alternatives to detention

A recent NPR article highlights the growing push, even amongst initially resistant states, for alternatives to detention. The piece focuses primarily on Louisiana, which has the highest incarceration rate in the country. There, a growing bipartisan group of politicians are encouraging the use of alternative to detention programs like drug […]
May 14, 2014

Lancaster County recognized for efforts to reduce prison population

Lancaster County, Pa., will be recognized in June for their efforts to combat prison overcrowding by reducing the county’s prison population safely and effectively. The county’s efforts were profiled in an ABC 27 news story, which states that the county has reduced their prison population by 300 in a year-and-a-half—saving […]
January 24, 2014

Post-prison arrests down according to new study

A new study by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation suggests that one-year arrest rates are down and conviction rates are virtually static for offenders released after completing their state prison sentences post-California Public Safety Realignment legislation. Key findings of the study include: Post-Realignment offenders were arrested at a […]
May 3, 2012

Watch: Video captures essence of Day Reporting Center Parolee graduation event

Spring is a time for celebrating transition, and many BI Day Reporting Center participants nationwide are successfully transitioning from an evidence-based correctional program to community life. Each fall and spring, in conjunction with agency partners, BI organizes Transition Celebrations to mark parolee or probationer completion of day reporting programming. These […]