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  • Arming the Courts with Research: 10 Evidence-Based Sentencing Initiatives to Control Crime and Reduce Costs

    The use of cost-effective evidence-based practices to reduce offender recidivism, crime rates, and costs is explained.

  • State of Recidivism: The Revolving Door of America’s Prisons

    Anyone concerned with keeping ex-offenders out of prison or jail, be they correctional professionals or concerned community members, should read th

  • 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

  • Reducing Recidivism: Corrections Directors in Five States Share Lessons Learned

    The responses of Harold W. Clarke, Justin Jones, Andrew A. Pallito, LaDonna H.

  • Realigning Justice Resources: A Review of Population and Spending Shifts in Prison and Community Corrections

    This study demonstrated that there is not always a discernible relationship between population and spending shifts from one part of the system to another.
  • State-Local Partnership in Ohio Cuts Juvenile Recidivism, Costs

    This article describes a innovative partnership between local and state agencies that can be used by other states to reduce costs associated with j

  • Bending the Curve: Juvenile Corrections Reform in Texas

    “During the past six years, Texas overhauled its juvenile corrections system, enacting a series of reforms that led to a significant reduction in t

  • Managing Prison Health Care Spending

    “This report examines Pew’s findings on state prison health care spending and explores the factors driving costs higher.

  • Effective Responses to Offender Behavior: Lessons Learned from Probation and Parole Supervision

    “Using effective strategies to keep probationers and parolees crime- and drug-free and curb their revocation rates is among the most important issu

  • State Prison Health Care Spending: An Examination

    "Under the landmark 1976 Estelle v. Gamble decision, the U.S.

  • Measuring Juvenile Recidivism: Data Collection and Reporting Practices in Juvenile Corrections

    "Reducing recidivism is a key indicator of success for juvenile corrections agencies." This interactive map is an excellent resource for finding ou

  • Most States Cut Imprisonment and Crime

    This is an excellent infographic showing how reductions in incarceration lead to decreases in crime.

  • Mandatory Reentry Supervision: Evaluating the Kentucky Experience

    This brief examines the impact a mandatory reentry supervision program has on spending and public safety.

  • Reducing Incarceration for Technical Violations in Louisiana: Evaluation of Revocation Cap Shows Cost Savings, Less Crime

    In order to ensure that limited jail and prison beds are maintained for high-risk offenders while lower-risk offenders are placed in more effective

  • Public Opinion on Juvenile Justice in America

    This issue brief is an excellent overview of how voters in the United States feel about juvenile offenders.

  • Re-Examining Juvenile Incarceration

    "A growing body of research demonstrates that for many juvenile offenders, lengthy out-of-home placements in secure corrections or other residentia

  • Legislating Evidence-Based Policymaking

    "Under increasing pressure to demonstrate effectiveness and do more with less, many governments are expanding their use of evidence-based programs-

  • Should Social Media Be Banned in Prison?

    Issues surrounding the use of social media in U.S.