Lawmakers in Annapolis to Reassess and Reinvest in Criminal Justice

In recent weeks the Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council (JRCC) has split into subgroups to explore in more depth the state’s criminal justice policies.  The Baltimore Sun reports:

As previously reported on Conduit Street, the JRCC is charged with reviewing the State’s criminal justice structure and making recommendations to reduce Maryland’s prison population, reduce needless correctional spending, reinvest savings into more efficient programs that help improve criminal justice outcomes. The JRCC must issue a final report to the Governor by December 31, 2015.

For more information and additional coverage:

In Annapolis, a New Look at Crime and Punishment (The Baltimore Sun)

Maryland Panel Looks at Ways to Reduce Prison Costs (The Washington Post)

State Criminal Justice Reform Getting Fresh Look (The Carroll County Times)

A session on Justice Reinvestment will be held at MACo’s Winter Conference on Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm. The session, “Dollars and Sense: Justice Reinvestment for Your County Jails,” will discuss unique opportunities to apply Justice Reinvestment strategies at the local level for both increased public safety and cost savings. To learn more about this session and our conference, themed “Mission: Public Safety,” please view the MACo Winter Conference Registration Brochure.

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