A law adopted in 2012 is designed to strengthen community supervision and enhance public safety. It requires that substance and mental health assessment results of offenders be considered in sentencing. Intermediate revocation facilities were created to provide a secure alternative to prison for probation and parole violators. The facilities will provide intensive treatment and other services designed to reduce recidivism. The act requires a period of post-prison supervision for all prisoners and allows intermediate sanctions for those who violate conditions of release.
HB 3052 (2012)
HB 1109 (2013)
Exec. Order No. 2016-24 (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.