In 2007, the state of Texas implemented a series of reforms put together by the Justice Center of the Council of State Governments to try to find ways to reduce the incarceration rate and, thusly, reduce expenditures. This became known as the “Texas Model” and was widely hailed as a total success. A recent study […]
Courts and Prisons
After two years of ignoring one of the most egregious abuses in America for years, it looks like the United States Congress and President Donald Trump are ready to make some serious changes in the criminal justice and prison systems in 2018. In October 2017, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced that a bipartisan commission is ready to reintroduce the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (SRCA), which would completely overhaul the prison system, especially related to non-violent drug offenders.