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Our Aging Prison Population: Should Criminals Die Free?

Our Aging Prison Population: Should Criminals Die Free? | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
As the number of senior citizens locked behind bars skyrockets, cash-strapped states are unable to foot the growing health care bills.
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Recidivism Forum: Panel Discussion

A panel discussion about setting recidivism reduction goals and realizing those targets with moderator Michael Thompson, Director, Council of State Governments Justice Center, and panelists Representative Pat Colloton, Chair, House Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice, Kansas; Chris Epps, Commissioner, Department of Corrections, Mississippi; Justin Jones, Director, Department of Corrections, Oklahoma; Michael Lawlor, Undersecretary, State Office of Policy and Management, Criminal Justice and Planning Division, Connecticut; LaDonna Thompson, Commissioner, Department of Corrections, Kentucky; and A.T. Wall, Director, Department of Corrections, Rhode Island.

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NICIC.gov: Prisons Are Expensive Infographic from 2009

NICIC.gov: Prisons Are Expensive Infographic from 2009 | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
Prisons Are Expensive: This infographic illustrates the amount of state funds spent on prisons. It show...
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Promising Beginnings: States Provide a Model for Federal Criminal Justice Reform

Promising Beginnings: States Provide a Model for Federal Criminal Justice Reform | Prison Reform | Scoop.it

"This system will not be fixed by sticking our heads in the sand and pretending not to see its failings. It will only be fixed by bringing together good minds who have dedicated years of thought and action to finding the answers.” - Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.)

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Ga. to consider vast changes to justice system

Ga. to consider vast changes to justice system | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
Lawmakers are poised to consider substantial changes to the state's criminal justice system that could reshape the way Georgia courts are run, overhaul the state's expensive prison system and even transform the way offenders are sentenced.
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News & Record : New law will send more misdemeanor offenders to jail, not prison

News & Record : New law will send more misdemeanor offenders to jail, not prison | Prison Reform | Scoop.it
New law will send more misdemeanor offenders to jail, not prison http://t.co/xwfdWvMm...
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