Nationally, about 65% of people in jail are awaiting court action on their cases. Many are not considered to be a flight risk or a danger to the public but remain in jail. Research shows that just three days in jail can cause defendants to lose their jobs, housing and even custody of their children. Read the recap and more from this recently held meeting.
In at least 42 states and the District of Columbia, law enforcement officers are granted the right to collectively bargain their terms of employment with their employers. This right is either explicitly statutorily recognized for law enforcement or covered by the state’s statutes for collective bargaining for all public employees.
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Visit the homepage to see our resource collections on community supervision and criminal records and reentry. Topics of COVID-19 and data-driven criminal justice can also be located on this page.
Visit our juvenile justice homepage for links to reports, maps, chart and the juvenile justice bill tracking database.
NCSL tracks many criminal justice hot topics like marijuana; human trafficking; juvenile life without parole; death penalty; drug crime policy and other issues.
NCSL maintains criminal justice legislation and bill tracking databases. Check out the new community supervision and reentry resources.