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Corrections and Sentencing

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Drug Sentencing Trends

Learn about actions states are taking to revise their drug sentencing laws.

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Criminal Records and Reentry

View NCSL resources on state strategies for overcoming barriers criminal records place on jobs, occupational licensing, housing and higher education opportunities.

Get The Book

CIVIL & CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Corrections and Sentencing

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Stay Informed

See NCSL's Sentencing and Corrections most recent publications and web resources.

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Medical and Geriatric Parole Laws

The number of older inmates has increased significantly in recent years. Incarceration has been shown to exacerbate the effects of aging due to histories of substance abuse, inadequate preventative care and stress linked to prison life. Read NCSL's report state medical and geriatric parole laws.

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NCSL Partners

NCSL Sentencing and Corrections partners with The Pew Charitable Trusts' public safety performance project, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Laura and John Arnold Foundation on sentencing and corrections policies.

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Overview