State Sentencing and Corrections Legislation 2007 Action, 2008 Outlook

Source: Alison Lawrence, National Conference of State Legislatures, January 2008

From the press release:
State legislatures are concerned about the projected growth in prison populations and accompanying increases in corrections spending. As a result, many state legislatures passed laws in 2007 to expand community corrections, manage probation and parole violators, boost incentives for good behavior, prepare inmates for re-entry, and link released offenders to community support.

A new report released by the National Conference of State Legislatures, in partnership with Pew’s Public Safety Performance Project, shows that many state legislatures will continue this action in 2008. The report, State Sentencing and Corrections Legislation 2007 Action, 2008 Outlook, highlights at least a dozen states with task forces or other groups at work on community corrections, evidence-based practices in corrections, and tracking and preventing recidivism.

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