Category: alternative sentencing

Kentucky Looks at New Reforms to Cut Jail, Prison Population

The Sentinel Echo By The Sentinel Echo Staff Staying out of jail may be as easy as having a steady job for some former Kentucky inmates. Former inmates who stay employed for one year are about 35 percent less likely to return to jail than those who don’t work, Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet …

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Arkansas Sentencing Changes: New Standards Should Help Plea Deals.

Arkansas Times By Jacob Rosenberg In a move that could reduce departures from standard criminal sentences and reduce the growth of the state’s prison population, the Arkansas Sentencing Commission recently approved a new standards grid that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2018. The grid helps judges and prosecutors determine appropriate sentences by taking into account an …

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