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This act reduces penalties for certain drug offenses, reduces felony sentences, and establishes a maximum 30-day imprisonment for most misdemeanor offenses. The bill also includes a number of bail reforms, including requiring judges to: order a person to be released on their own recognizance in most cases, take into account financial ability to post bail when setting bail, and utilize risk assessments when assessing conditions of release.Year: 2016•State: Alaska•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Alaska State Legislature
This act amends the Unified Code of Corrections, providing that the Department of Corrections shall establish a Women's Correctional Services Division under the authority of a Chief of Women's Correctional Services. This position of the Chief of Women's Correctional Services shall be appointed by the Director of Corrections and will hold the same weight of authority as he Chief of Operations that oversees all male prison facility operations. Duties and accountabilities of these new positions and divisions are detailed further within the act. As of 07/05/2017, this act has passed both houses and is awaiting the Governor's approval.Year: 2017•State: Illinois•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Illinois State Legislature
This act requires all law enforcement agencies to have audio-visual recording equipment available and policies and procedures in place for preserving custodial interrogations by January 1, 2017. A peace officer must record custodial interrogations occurring in a permanent detention facility if the peace officer is investigating a class 1 or 2 felony or a felony sexual assault. A peace officer does not have to record the interrogation under certain conditions, listed in the act.Year: 2016•State: Colorado•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Colorado State Legislature
This act updates Colorado's legislation against racial profiling. This act prohibits profiling based on race, ethnicity, gender, national origin, language, religion, or sexual identity.Year: 2016•State: Colorado•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Colorado State Legislature
This act enhances the punishment for intentionally desecrating a place of worship or burial. Under present law, intentional desecration of a place of worship or burial is a Class A misdemeanor. This amendment increases the penalty to a Class E felony.Year: 2017•State: Tennessee•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Tennessee State Legislature
This act requires the Division of Parole and Probation to conduct a risk and needs assessment on inmates as soon as feasible after sentencing and develop a case plan to guide an inmate's rehabilitation while in custody. It also adjusts the manner in which specified diminution credits may be earned. Additionally, the bill authorizes expungement for convictions for specified misdemeanors after 10 years, or 15 years under specified conditions. Finally, the act stablishes the Justice Reinvestment Oversight Board and the Local Government Justice Reinvestment Commission; etc.Year: 2016•State: Maryland•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Maryland State Legislature
This act implements a number of policing reforms, including a newly reconstituted Maryland Police Training and Standards Commission (MPTSC). The law also mandates: studying the application of anti-discrimination and use-of-force de-escalation training, adopting best practices and standards for use of force, requiring mandatory psychological evaluation of a police officer involved in an incident that seriously or critically injures someone, and modernizing recruitment practices to increase diversity.Year: 2016•State: Maryland•Type: Act or Session Law•Source: Maryland State Legislature