WASHINGTON — A recent report published by Pew in collaboration with the Public Opinion Strategies and the Mellman Group found that many Americans are not satisfied with some operations taking place at correctional facilities around the country.Read more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued a statement following the release by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) of “The Future of California Corrections: A Blueprint to Save Billions of Dollars, End Federal Court Oversight, and Improve the Prison System.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. prison population has dropped for the first time in nearly 40 years.
According to the most recent government data, the number of inmates is down 1.3 percent, to about 7 million offenders behind bars. Much of the decline, officials say, is due to a well-informed group of policymakers.Read more
WASHINGTON — On Dec. 8., the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) sponsored a forum of policymakers from all 50 states to focus on improving success rates for people released from prison. The event positioned states to set goals, or to expand on existing goals, for reducing recidivism through cost-effective strategies in their communities.Read more