Ohio Increases Prison Spending, Decreases Recidivism


(03/19/2014)
Increased staff and rehabilitative programs could soon be added to Ohio correctional facilities thanks to Gov. John Kasich’s mid-biennium budget.

Georgia Revamps Juvenile Justice System


(01/02/2014)
In an effort save money and reduce its juvenile justice population, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a law that would shift more youth offenders to community-based programs.

Geo Community Reentry Services to Operate California Day Reporting Centers


(08/14/2013)
The California Department of Corrections and the Division of Adult Parole Operations has hired Geo Community Reentry Services, a division of Boca Raton, Fla.-based The Geo Group, to operate four intensive parolee reentry centers.
 

States Weigh-in on Community Corrections Programs


(07/31/2013)
Many states are investigating new ways of lowering inmate populations and easing the financial burden of overcrowding on state and county correctional facilities, including Ohio. Portage County was expected to launch a corrections program that could eventually serve as a model for the entire state of Ohio, according to Portage County Justice Program Director Ross Rick.
 

A Number of States Report Significant Reductions in Recidivism, According to NRRC Report


(09/26/2012)
The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center’s National Reentry Resource Center (NRRC) released a policy brief on Sept. 25, 2012, highlighting a number of states reporting significant, reductions in recidivism.

Goldman Sachs Changes the Jail Industry


(08/09/2012)
As is so often the case, Goldman Sachs is on the cutting edge of an innovation that alternatively excites, fascinates and concerns people.

Georgia Jail Creates Nation’s First Veterans Dorm


(07/12/2012)
Veterans returning home to Georgia may soon join other military members in a new dormitory reserved especially for them — in a jail.

NCSC Report Supports Wisconsin's Evidence-Based Practices


(05/23/2012)
The National Center for State Courts (NCSC) recently released a report on the effectiveness of Wisconsin courts' efforts to enhance public safety while reducing recidivism.

Justice Department and States Address Prisoner Recidivism


(12/14/2011)
On Dec. 8., the Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs (OJP) sponsored a forum of policymakers from all 50 states to focus on improving success rates for people released from prison.

Study: Recidivism Rate Lingers at 40 Percent


(04/13/2011)
More than 40 percent of ex-cons commit crimes within three years of their release and wind up back behind bars, according to a new study.