There are a number of policy changes specific to rule violations that states can explore to reduce the budgetary impacts of correctional control while not compromising public safety. Some of those changes include limiting arrest and incarceration prior to revocation hearings, limiting the use and capping the length of incarceration, and authorizing the use of non-prison sanctions.
Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who co-chairs the Council on Criminal Justice, wants to “ensure that our post-pandemic justice systems and institutions can better produce health, safety and, most importantly, justice for us all.”
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