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Administration of Supervision

Legislation relating to management of community supervision, parole boards (including changes to parole board composition, eligibility, and procedures), parole and probation officer authority, job duties and training.


Legislation relating to the conditions that can be set for supervision.


Legislation relating to who is eligible to be placed under community supervision.


Legislation relating to changes to fees associated with supervision or state action to mitigate costs associated with those fees for individuals under supervision.

Fines and Fees Impact on Supervision

Legislation relating to the nonpayment of fines, fees, restitution or other court debt resulting from a sentence that impacts parole time, earned time or compliance credits.

Length of Supervision

Legislation relating to changes to time on supervision such as supervision length caps and credits for complying with the terms of supervision.


Legislation relating to changes to what constitutes supervision violations and the outcome of those violations.

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State Lawmakers Wade Into Third-Party Litigation Funding

In a world where it seems that just about everything is for sale these days, is it any wonder that there’s a burgeoning market for investment in lawsuits? The practice, known as “third-party litigation funding” is a growing concern for insurers and other businesses, as well as state lawmakers.

State Legislatures News

Juvenile Life Without Parole

The Supreme Court in 2012 abolished mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole in Miller v. Alabama. 28 states had mandatory juvenile life without parole sentences that were in conflict with the Supreme Court ruling.
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