The 2011 Public Safety and Offender Accountability Act was enacted following the work of a task force that examined the state’s fast-growing prison population. The law addresses many aspects of drug-crime sentencing and treatment, risk and needs assessments in community corrections, graduated sanctions for probation and parole violations, and evidence-based practices for community supervision. The Criminal Justice Council is overseeing implementation of the act. A 2014 report to the council documented nearly $37 million in savings from a mandatory reentry supervision policy.
HCR 250 (2010)
HB 463 (2011) Public Safety and Offender Accountability Act
HB 265 (2012)
HB 54 (2012)
SB 192 (2015)
HB 303 (2016)
Summaries of legislation can be found in NCSL’s Sentencing and Corrections Enactment Database.
Return to NCSL’s Justice Reinvestment State Resources page or learn more about NCSL’s Criminal Justice program.