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Three States Begin Process of Reforming Their Sentencing and Corrections Systems

This summer, Nebraska, Washington and Alabama launched the Justice Reinvestment Initiative with the assistance of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and the Council of State Governments Justice Center. Justice Reinvestment is a data-driven approach to improve public safety, reduce corrections and related criminal justice spending, and reinvest savings in strategies that can decrease crime and reduce recidivism. The CSG Justice Center will assist these states by reviewing their sentencing and corrections systems and developing policy recommendations to improve public safety, hold offenders accountable, and control corrections costs. To learn more, read here: