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February 7, 2007

The state of state criminal justice legislation

Thanks to Thinking About Corrections, I see that The National Conference of State Legislatures has published this interesting report providing a "summary of selected, significant state criminal justice, juvenile justice, victim rights and related legislation in 2006."  Here is its first paragraph:

State crime legislation in 2006 prominently included mandatory minimum sentencing laws for sex offenders who victimize children, as well as new policies to restrict and watch them in the community.  State actions last year also continued to expand DNA databases, including for certain misdemeanor convictions and arrestees. Other laws addressed innocence, refined policy for drug offenses, and facilitated successful reentry of offenders from prison to communities.

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