Justice Reinvestment | Montana

Alison Lawrence 1/20/2016

The Montana Legislature created the Commission on Sentencing in 2015 to study the state’s current sentencing and corrections policies and practices. The commission will spend the 2015-2016 interim analyzing system data and developing recommendations for improvement. The council is expected to submit recommendations to the Legislature for consideration in the 2017 session.

Legislation

S 224 (2015)

Creates a commission on sentencing practices and policies. Requires the commission to conduct an empirical study of the impact of existing sentencing policies on the criminal justice system including state prison capacities, local jail capacities, community supervision and parole resources, judicial operations, public defense expenditures and law enforcement responsibilities. Requires a report of findings and recommendations be presented to the Legislature next session.

State Resources

Additional Resources

Return to NCSL’s Justice Reinvestment State Resources page or learn more about NCSL’s Criminal Justice program.