The Sentencing Project released this helpful report detailing what states did in 2010 to make our sentencing and criminal justice policies a little bit fairer, smarter, or more cost-effective.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
It covers everything from New Jersey's smart decision to give more flexibility to judges sentencing people under the state's overly broad drug-free school zone law (a FAMM reform) to New Mexico's choice to take questions about prior convictions off of public employment job applications.
Did your state make the list? If you were governor for a day, what reforms would you support in your home state?