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  • Correctional Services – Restrictive Housing — Report image

    Correctional Services – Restrictive Housing — Report

    Section 1. The following words have the meanings indicated. (a) In this section, “restrictive housing” means a type of detention that involves:           (1) Removal of an inmate from the …

  • Civil Liability for Employers Hiring Ex-Offenders Act image

    Civil Liability for Employers Hiring Ex-Offenders Act

    {Title, enacting clause, etc.} Section 1. {Title.}  This Act may be cited as the “Civil Liability for Employers Hiring Ex-Offenders Act.” Section 2. {Limitations on Liability for Hiring …

  • Resolution to Treat 17-Year-Olds As Juveniles image

    Resolution to Treat 17-Year-Olds As Juveniles

    Whereas, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is committed to developing effective criminal justice policies that create safe communities for citizens as well as strong state budgets; and WHEREAS, in …

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    A Bill to Ban the Box on Employment Applications

    The Legislature declares that it is the duty of the state of [Insert State Name] to encourage and contribute to the successful reintegration of people with a criminal history. The …

  • Resolution on Diversion of Low-Level Drug Possession Offenders image

    Resolution on Diversion of Low-Level Drug Possession Offenders

      Summary ALEC strongly believes that the use of illegal drugs is highly damaging to individuals, families, and communities. We also recognize that many of those arrested for possessing …

  • Model State Bill Prohibiting Wireless Handsets in Prisons* image

    Model State Bill Prohibiting Wireless Handsets in Prisons*

    Model State Bill Prohibiting Wireless Handsets in Prisons* Summary: Most prisons prohibit inmates from possessing mobile phones or wireless handsets due to their ability to communicate with the outside world, which raises concerns about …

  • Resolution to Prioritize Victim Restitution image

    Resolution to Prioritize Victim Restitution

    Summary This resolution supports efforts by states to prioritize restitution over all criminal justice fines, fees and obligations. Model Resolution WHEREAS, restitution is a critical mechanism by which …

  • Resolution in Support of Judicial Discretion to Grant Order of Nondisclosure in Low-Level Drug Possession Cases image

    Resolution in Support of Judicial Discretion to Grant Order of Nondisclosure in Low-Level Drug Possession Cases

    Summary This Resolution recognizes the importance of adopting nondisclosure policies that enable those convicted of low-level drug possession offenses to obtain a fresh start after a reasonable period of …

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    Juvenile Justice Act

    Juvenile Justice Act Summary For states to achieve better outcomes with each dollar spent on the juvenile justice system, they need to economize on their use of expensive …

  • Criminal Records Confidentiality Act image

    Criminal Records Confidentiality Act

    Criminal Records Confidentiality Act Summary This Act would make confidential criminal cases if the defendant is acquitted or charges are dismissed, as well as authorize certain persons to …

  • Resolution to Promote Public Safety through Just and Reasonable Prison Phone Rates image

    Resolution to Promote Public Safety through Just and Reasonable Prison Phone Rates

    Resolution to Promote Public Safety through Just and Reasonable Prison Phone Rates Summary This resolution supports efforts by states to provide reasonable phone rates for intrastate calls placed …

  • Resolution in Support of Post-Release Supervision of Offenders image

    Resolution in Support of Post-Release Supervision of Offenders

    Resolution in Support of Post-Release Supervision of Offenders Summary This resolution supports efforts to require appropriate inmates to serve the final portion of their sentences on post-release supervision …

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    Accuracy in Criminal Records Act

    Accuracy in Criminal Records Act Summary This Act would require state and local agencies that sell criminal background records to certify their accuracy in writing when they …

  • Resolution in Support of the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission Standards image

    Resolution in Support of the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission Standards

    Resolution in Support of the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission Standards WHEREAS, in June 2009, the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission released national standards for the prevention, detection, response, …

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    Recidivism Reduction Act

    Recidivism Reduction Act Summary Research and practice over the past 25 years have identified new strategies and policies that can make a significant dent in recidivism rates. Implementing …

  • Resolution in Support of Victim-Offender Mediation image

    Resolution in Support of Victim-Offender Mediation

    Resolution in Support of Victim-Offender Mediation Summary Victim Offender Mediation is a face-to-face meeting, in the presence of a trained mediator, between the victim of a crime and the …

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    Resolution on DNA Testing Standards

    Resolution on DNA Testing Standards Summary A Resolution supporting the FBI effort to “re-evaluate existing policies, standards, and protocols, including requirements for outsourcing DNA analysis to private laboratories and …

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    Swift and Certain Sanctions Act

    Swift and Certain Sanctions Act Summary For states to deliver swift, certain and proportionate responses to violations of probation and parole, they need an array of institutional and community-based …

  • Resolution in Support of Justice Reinvestment image

    Resolution in Support of Justice Reinvestment

    WHEREAS, justice reinvestment is a data-driven strategy for policy-makers to lower corrections spending, lower recidivism, and improve public safety for citizens; and WHEREAS, the American Legislative Exchange …

  • Community Corrections Performance Incentive Act image

    Community Corrections Performance Incentive Act

    Community Corrections Performance Incentive Act Summary The provisions of this act are intended to reduce crimes committed by probationers and the number of probationers revoked to prison by giving …