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Prison re-entry programs: A solution to the recidivism problem

Did you know that more than 75 percent of released prisoners are rearrested within five years? That's according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. With more than 1 million individuals in prison at the end of 2014, that's a huge number...

source: By Danielle Wegert
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In recent weeks, criminal justice reform has been on the minds of many New Yorkers. This past January, Governor Andrew Cuomo released his latest bail reform proposal, which would effectively eliminate all current forms of money bail in New York. More recently, the New York...

source: New York Law Journal

Last fall, the Pennsylvania ACLU sent a warning letter to Philadelphia court administrators, claiming the current practices around setting bail &dmash; often well outside court guidelines, and rarely with any consideration of a defendant's ability to pay — are unconstitutional. Last...

source: Philly.com

Efforts are underway from multiple branches of state government to study pretrial detention and services for potential reform in North Dakota. The North Dakota Supreme Court has authorized the Pretrial Detention Reform Subcommittee,...

source: Bismarck Tribune via The Dickinson Press

A bill that would impose Idaho's first-ever restrictions on local bounty hunters has passed the state Senate. The bill would require bounty hunters, also known as "bail enforcement agents," to carry proper identification, be older than 18 and to inform law enforcement before...

source: Idaho Press

There is a push at the state Capitol in Colorado to change the criminal justice system that currently keeps some poor people sitting in jail for weeks because of minor transgressions. Thousands of people a year get tickets...

source: Colorado Public Radio

Across the political spectrum, Texas lawmakers agree that something needs to be done this year about the state's bail system. Since reform efforts failed in the 2017 legislative session, federal judges have called...

source: The Texas Tribune


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