Alternatives to Incarceration Are No Longer Alternatives
The common issue addressed focuses on the factors behind prison growth and corrections spending. These influential factors are: parole/probation revocations, sentencing policies for low risk offenders to incarceration, inefficient community supervision, and parole system processing delays and denials. These issues have led to a number of policy responses in a majority of the state sites that ranged on where they’re targeting. Many sites started integrating risk and needs assessments, accountability measures, incentives for community compliance, sentencing changes, swift and certain responses to technical violations, mandatory supervision post-incarceration, conflict-resolving courts, quicker and more expansive parole process, and more inclusive re-entry programs.