West Virginia Prison Reform Bill Expands Drug Programs


(04/17/2013)
Legislators of West Virginia are poised to sign into law a prison reform bill that hopes to ease overcrowding and also expand substance abuse programs for inmates.
 

Kentucky Looks to Cut Costs


(05/11/2011)
Gov. Steve Beshear signed into law a landmark bill designed to decrease the state’s prison population and incarceration costs, reduce crime and increase public safety.

Calif. Introduces Mandatory Green Building Code


(03/12/2010)
California is the first state to introduce mandatory green building standards.

President, Congress Reauthorize Inmate Mental Health Funding Bill


(12/04/2009)
A five-year, multimillion dollar federal funding package to support the treatment of mentally ill inmates and ex-offenders at the state and local level passed into law as President Bush signed the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Reauthorization and Improvement Act.