January 30, 2014
(The Sentencing Project)
New Reports: State Prison Closures, Sentencing Policy Reforms, 2013
The Sentencing Project released two reports that highlight states downsizing prison systems and adopting sentencing policy reforms. Our research documents a three-year trend of prison closings that produced a reduction of 35,000 beds, including six states reducing capacity by 11,000 beds in 2013.
On the Chopping Block 2013 documents state prison closures and attributes the trend to several factors:
The State of Sentencing 2013 documents reforms in 31 states in both the adult and juvenile justice systems, including: