Justice Reinvestment Group Holds Final Meeting on Reform Recommendations

On Thursday the Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council (JRCC) held its final meeting full committee meeting to review the formal recommendations to be delivered in a report to the Governor by December 31, 2015.

Over the past six months the JRCC, with technical support from the Pew Center and Council of State Governments, performed extensive data gathering and held hours of subcommittee and stakeholder meetings to reduce Maryland’s prison population, reduce needless correctional spending, and reinvest savings into more efficient programs that help improve criminal justice outcomes.

JRCC members reviewed the draft report and made technical suggestions to clarify their intent and to provide additional background information to emphasize the problems. The final report will be released shortly after the changes to the draft are incorporated and approved.

For more information read previous coverage on Conduit Street.