Category: Steve Bullock

Aug 22

Governors Pay Prisoners Face-To-Face Visits

Governing By J.B. Wogan In 2015, Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit a prison. Since then, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, a former district attorney, has walked the halls of his state’s prisons 21 times. “We’ve got to turn [prisons] from these very dark places that we try to push out of our …

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Jul 19

Governor Touts Crime Bill Package

Great Falls Tribune HELENA – Gov. Steve Bullock held ceremonial signings Wednesday to spotlight legislation to reform Montana’s criminal justice system, calling the 10 bills an “important step.” The bills use what officials called “evidence-based” practices, which are methods that have been scientifically tested and proven effective, officials said. The bills also will ensure that decisions …

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Jul 19

New Corrections Laws Promise Montana Money Savings

Montana Public Radio By Corin Cates-Carney Governor Steve Bullock formally signed a slate of bills today aiming to address the state’s problem of overcrowded prisons. A study released by the Council of State Governments Justice Center this January found that the number of people imprisoned in Montana was expected to grow by 13 percent over the next …

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May 26

Montana Governor Signs Bills to Increase Public Safety While Curbing Prison and Jail Population Growth

By CSG Justice Center Staff In the spring of 2017, Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed a series of bills that were developed as part of a justice reinvestment approach and are expected to significantly improve the state’s criminal justice system. What Does This Mean for Montana? Prison space will be reserved for people who pose …

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