West Virginia Prison Reform Bill Expands Drug Programs

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

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

California is the first state to introduce mandatory green building standards.

President, Congress Reauthorize Inmate Mental Health Funding Bill

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.