“The goal, he said, is to identify men booked into the jail system for 180 days or more who probably will return to a life of crime if they are simply warehoused for the term of their sentence and then released — but who might become productive members of society instead if they receive appropriate …Read More
Archive for ‘Parole’
Two recently released reports indicate that, despite some political claims to the contrary, the state’s prisoner-realignment effort is working both locally and statewide. Based on Assembly Bill 109, and triggered by order of the U.S. Supreme Court, the realignment has reduced the number of inmates in the state’s 33 prisons by about 28,000 since October …Read More
Hoping to shrink the glut of low-risk federal inmates consuming tax dollars in prison, Rep. Jason Chaffetz is about to unveil a post-sentencing reform bill that would allow drug offenders and others to earn early release into halfway houses, home confinement and ankle-bracelet monitoring.
Quietly, the Utah Republican has worked Washington’s back channels for 18 months …Read More
Kentucky released 939 inmates about six months early on Tuesday as part of a new program aimed at easing their transition back into the community, reducing recidivism and helping trim its corrections budget by about $40 million this year.
Lisa Lamb, a spokeswoman for the Department of Corrections, said it had heard of no problems by …Read More
Oregon could spare itself a continuing run-up in its billion-dollar prison system with changes to sentences, parolee programs and juvenile justice, a state commission concluded today.
The seven-member Commission on Public Safety suggested broad reforms in a report heading Friday to Gov. John Kitzhaber, who appointed the group.
The report was to be the commission’s final act, …Read More
A Pew Center report presented yesterday demonstrated that reducing states’ recidivism rates by just 10 percent could collectively save states more than $635 million a year in averted prison costs. Experts pointed to research showing how certain strategies can help reduce recidivism, including concentrating supervision and treatment resources on those most likely to re-offend.
The U.S. …Read More
MARION – Living in the Ohio State Reformatory for Women in Marysville was no life.
Likewise, Michelle Wood knew the drug-based lifestyle that put her in prison for three years was one to which she did not want to return.
“I knew that I was coming home and that if I wanted to make some changes in …Read More
Frederick Recupido, 35, recently arrived in San Diego after spending much of the last decade serving two terms in Tahachapi State Prison, located near Bakersfield.
“I had no place to go,” he said. “My family’s support is there, it’s just not as it used to be because this is the second time.”
Recupido was one of the …Read More
… And that’s why many nonprofit community organizations around California have been lobbying hard to be included in the pot of money counties are receiving under the state’s criminal justice realignment plan, which includes keeping more felons at county lockups instead of shipping them to state prisons.
But how that funding is spent varies by county. …Read More
On Jan. 3, the Kentucky Department of Corrections (DOC) will parole more than 1,100 inmates and as many as 300 more each month, after sweeping penal code reform earlier this year.
That’s a statewide figure, and Rowan and surrounding counties probably won’t see many of that number here, initially.
House Bill 463 was enacted on June 8 …Read More