A new law passed in South Dakota will allow the possibility for the elderly and severely ill inmates to receive “compassionate parole”.
Senate Bill 16 would allow juveniles convicted of second-degree murder eligible for parole after serving 30 years, have no disciplinary issues, complete a GED, substance abuse treatment and 100 hours of reentry programming.
Lawmakers in Texas will consider closing four Texas state prisons to reduce the Texas Department of Criminal Justice budget by $40 million. John Zerwas, chief budget writer, reported an estimated more »
Maryland's Governor Larry Hogan opposes a bill which takes parole decisions for life-sentenced inmates away from the Governor and places it in the hands of the parole board. Inmates in more »
A special investigative committee is concerned about a report that nearly half of the individuals released from prison are discharged rather than paroled with supervision. Lincoln Senator Colby Cash is more »