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
Jul 17, 2018

With virtual reality, juvenile lifers practice for a world they may experience.
Jul 13, 2018

Republicans on the Hill just thumbed their noses at D.C.
Miami Herald
Jul 12, 2018

The chief wanted perfect stats, so cops were told to pin crimes on black people, probe found

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
The National Urban League
Jun 13, 2018
Brennan Center for Justice
Jun 12, 2018
Center on the Administration of Criminal Law at NYU Law School
Jun 10, 2018

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