Filed: January 26, 2011
To realign the priorities in our criminal justice system, to make the best use of corrections dollars, and ensure that prison cells are available for and used to house repeat, violent offenders.
An Act Reforming Re-entry and Community Supervision of Criminal Defendants and Offenders to Strengthen Public Safety
Filed: February 3, 2011
This legislation addresses our fragmented criminal justice system and provide citizens with a more accountable and effective re-entry and community supervision strategy.
Filed: January 14, 2011
This bill directly addresses how the Parole Board assesses potential parolees by mandating the use of an evidence-based risk and needs assessment in every release decision, amends the habitual offender laws to guarantee that the most violent, repeat offenders receive sure and severe punishment, and mandates that criminals who commit crimes while out on bail or other forms of supervision while awaiting trial will receive consecutive, not concurrent, sentences for those crimes.