Category: risk and needs assessment

Nov 18

Column: Criminal Sentencing Reform in Georgia Has Become National Model

The Augusta Chronicle By Newt Gingrich and Kelly McCutchen Texas is celebrating 10 successful years of reform that has led to the lowest crime rates since 1967 and the lowest rate of incarceration in a generation. Meanwhile, the state of Georgia is following in the Lone Star State’s footsteps by increasing public safety and reforming …

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Oct 17

Transforming Nebraska’s Criminal Justice System

Pilot-Tribune & Enterprise By Governor Pete Ricketts Prisons play a key role in Nebraska’s criminal justice system by protecting public safety and preparing inmates for return to our society. Under the leadership of Director Scott Frakes over the past two years, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) has been making great strides and working to …

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Aug 30

Newly Configured Parole Board a Linchpin of MT’s Correctional Reforms

KXLH By Mikenzie Frost (DEER LODGE) For the first time in Montana’s history, the state board deciding parole for thousands of criminal offenders now has full-time members with a background in corrections – a key piece of sentencing reforms enacted by the 2017 Legislature. Scott Cruse, a former FBI agent and the board’s new chair, …

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Aug 28

Montana Launches Ambitious Sentencing Reforms to Slow the Growth of Prison Population

KXLH By Mike Dennison From prisons to pre-release centers to probationary supervision, Montana has 15,000 criminal offenders on the books – an amount projected to grow in coming years, even though crime rates have been relatively stable or declining. But in a rare bipartisanship push on a major issue, state lawmakers this year enacted a …

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