Budgetary crises and the recognition that current policy is not working, have prompted policymakers and activists to pursue criminal justice reform at the state level. During 2011, legislatures in nearly 30 states adopted over 50 criminal justice policy reforms in the areas of sentencing, probation and parole, collateral consequences and juvenile justice geared toward reducing overcrowded prison and jail populations.

Recent news on State Issues

The Marshall Project
Sep 13, 2018

Seven States Ban Victim Aid to People with Criminal Records
LA Times
Sep 12, 2018

In Louisiana, a fight to end a Jim Crow-era jury law is on the ballot
The New York Times
Aug 26, 2018

Prison Strike Organizers Aim to Improve Conditions and Pay

Resources on State Issues

Joint State Government Commission General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Jun 27, 2018
The Young Turks
Jun 14, 2018
Vera Institute of Justice
Jun 14, 2018

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