Lessons from the States: Responsible Prison Reform

The Director of the Justice Policy Center of the Urban Institute, Nancy G zovirax 800 mg. La Vigne, Ph.D., recently spoke before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations to share lessons learned from individual states undergoing their own prison reforms. Backed by the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) State Assessment Report, which highlights the experiences of 17 states, La Vigne showed how many of the states studied have slowed prison growth, reduced overcrowding, and saved taxpayers money without sacrificing public safety, with other states projected to do so as well. Crime rates have continued to decline in almost all states that have reduced their prison populations. The report shows that successful states share four characteristics that include responsible reforms and bipartisan support.

Will initiatives that work on a state level translate into successful federal reform?

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