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

News
The Norton House
Jan 17, 2019

[National Council] Fwd: PRESS RELEASE: Norton Presses BOP on Subsistence Fees Charged to Returning Citizens in Federal Halfway Houses, Which House D.C. Residents
News
The Hill
Jan 17, 2019

Trump fails the first test of the First Step Act
News
New York Daily News
Jan 17, 2019

Criminal justice reform groups to launch “days of action” to press for sweeping changes

Resources on State Issues

Article
America - The Jesuit Review Magazine
Jan 5, 2019
Toolkit
Urban Institute
Dec 17, 2018
Toolkit
Vera Institute of Justice
Dec 17, 2018
Report
The Sentencing Project
Nov 8, 2018
Report
Court Watch NYC
Nov 5, 2018

Get the newsletter