California on Path to Drug Sentencing Reform

The California Assembly has passed a drug reform bill that would give counties more control in how to prosecute low-level nonviolent drug offenders.

Pennsylvania Governor Plans Parole, Corrections Reform

Gov. Edward G. Rendell announced plans to implement several recommendations from an independent review for improving the state’s corrections and parole system.

New Prison, Rehab Centers Could be Part of West Va. Reform

A state commission created to investigate overcrowding at West Virginia prisons issued several recommendations to solve the problem, including construction of a new medium-security prison.