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National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) (Denver CO)

  • State Sentencing and Corrections Legislation

    This database of significant sentencing and corrections legislation recently enacted by states can be searched by state, topic, keyword, year, or p

  • Justice Reinvestment

    "Justice Reinvestment is a process used by a growing number of states to curb corrections costs, reduce offender recidivism and maintain public saf

  • Pretrial Release Eligibility

    “State constitutions and statutes specify which defendants may be detained before trial ... However, denial of release is not absolute.

  • Guidance for Setting Release Conditions

    The chart available at this website provides “information on statutory guidance for setting pretrial release conditions” by state.

  • A Brief Overview of Pretrial Release Laws

    "State legislatures consider and enact laws that address all aspects of pretrial policy, including release eligibility, conditions of release, bail

  • State Pretrial Release Legislation Database

    This is the place to look for significant pretrial legislation enacted by states starting in 2012.

  • Trends in Juvenile Justice State Legislation 2011-2015

    "Today, juvenile justice reform has become a largely bipartisan issue as lawmakers work together to develop new policies to align sound fiscal resp