Governor Signs Justice Reinvestment Act

Governor Larry Hogan signed the Justice Reinvestment Act into law at the final bill signing for the 2016 session.

Members of the general assembly and JRCC join the Governor, House Speaker and Senate President in signing SB 1005 The Justice Reinvestment Act (photo courtesy of the Executive Office of the Governor)
Members of the general assembly and JRCC join the Governor, House Speaker and Senate President in signing SB 1005 The Justice Reinvestment Act (photo courtesy of the Executive Office of the Governor)

The omnibus act introduces reforms recommended by the Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council (JRCC) intended to reform the criminal justice system, reduce needless correctional spending (saving the state millions), and reinvest savings into more efficient programs that reduce recidivism and improve criminal justice outcomes.

Stakeholders, including MACo policy analyst Natasha Mehu, join the Governor, House Speaker and Senate President in signing SB 1005 The Justice Reinvestment Act (photo courtesy of the Executive Office of the Governor)
Stakeholders, including MACo policy analyst Natasha Mehu, join the Governor, House Speaker and Senate President in signing SB 1005 The Justice Reinvestment Act (photo courtesy of the Executive Office of the Governor)

Additional coverage in The Baltimore Sun: Hogan Signs Bill to Overhaul Maryland Criminal Justice System

Previous coverage on Conduit Street: General Assembly Passes Justice Reinvestment Act