Vera institute’s Sentencing & Corrections Headlines

CA – Agency: Realignment Law Undermines Role of Judges

CA – California’s Death Penalty Put on Hold Again

CA – Lawyers Claim Physical Abuse of Mentally Ill Inmates

CA – Senate Approves Limits on Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

FL – Governor Rick Scott Signs Bill to Help Human Trafficking Victims

ID – Idaho’s Public Defense System Flawed

LA – Housing Authority of New Orleans Adopts New Criminal Background Policy

MN – Evaluating Mental Health of Crime Suspects a Tough Task

MS – Groups Say Conditions in Mississippi Prison “Barbaric”

NC – Bill Restarting Executions Advances in House

NJ – State Cash for Inmates: $23 Million Error Included Welfare, Unemployment

NY – Keeping Kids in School and Out of Court: Report and Recommendations (report)

NY – The School-to-Prison Pipeline (opinion)

OR – Oregon Lawmakers Drop Push to Cut Measure 11 Mandatory Minimum Sentences

TX – In Law-and-Order Texas, Legislature Passes Critical Justice Reforms (opinion)

UT – Chaffetz Unveils Prison Program to Reduce Recidivism and Lower Crime

WV – Division of Corrections Announces Food Project

US – Department of Justice Report Shows Federal Prosecutors Tackling More Criminal Cases in Indian Country

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