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Justice Reinvestment Initiative State Assessment Report

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Document date: January 27, 2014
Released online: January 27, 2014

Abstract

Seventeen Justice Reinvestment Initiative states are projected to save as much as $4.6 billion through reforms that increase the efficiency of their criminal justice systems. Eight states that had JRI policies in effect for at least one year – Arkansas, Hawaii, Louisiana, Kentucky, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and South Carolina – reduced their prison populations. Through the Initiative, states receive federal dollars to assess and improve their criminal justice systems while enhancing public safety. This report chronicles 17 states as they enacted comprehensive criminal justice reforms relying on bipartisan and interbranch collaboration. The study notes common factors that drove prison growth and costs and documents how each state responded with targeted policies.

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Arkansas
Delaware
Georgia
Hawaii
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Missouri
New Hampshire
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia



Topics/Tags: | Crime/Justice | Governing | Performance Measurement / Mgmt


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