Justice Reinvestment | Arkansas

Alison Lawrence 1/1/2017

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The Public Safety Improvement Act of 2011 used recommendations from a bipartisan work group that analyzed sentencing and community supervision policies. The act reserves prison space for the most dangerous offenders and strengthens community supervision. It revises penalties for some drug and theft crimes, requires risk and needs assessments of probationers, and sets sanctions for breaking supervision rules.

 

Related Legislation

SB 750 (2011) Public Safety Improvement Act (Act 570)

HB 1156 (2012)

HB 1224 (2013)

HB 1433 (2013)

SB 235 (2013)

SB 860 (2013)

HB 1011 (2014)

SB 96 (2014)

HB 1264 (2015)

SB 155 (2015)

SB 1042 (2015)

HB 1102 (2016)

SB 104 (2016)

Summaries of legislation can be found in NCSL’s Sentencing and Corrections Enactment Database.

Resources

Return to NCSL’s Justice Reinvestment State Resources page or learn more about NCSL’s Criminal Justice program.