Law and Criminal Justice Sponsored Luncheon
Principles of Effective State Sentencing and Corrections Policy
Aug. 9, 2011
Representative Jerry Madden, Texas, co-chair of NCSL's Sentencing and Corrections Work Group
Representative Janice Pauls, Kansas, co-chair of NCSL's Sentencing and Corrections Work Group
Richard Jerome, Public Safety Performance Project of the Pew Center on the States, Washington, D.C.
The NCSL Sentencing and Corrections Work Group was assembled to discuss and develop a framework for legislatures to use in addressing sentencing and corrections policies and approaches that both manage state spending and protect the public. The group complied its findings into the report “Principles of Effective State Sentencing and Corrections Policy”. Listen to a discussion of the seven principles and related policies. Learn about some of the background research that informed this report.
For a pdf copy of the report, click here