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HB 1231: Truth in Sentencing Task Force


House Bill 1231 created the Corrections and Criminal Justice Task Force to assess the state’s corrections system and the criminal justice system. The task force was designated to complete a detailed analysis of sentencing and corrections data to identify factors contributing to prison population growth. This included an assessment of cost-effectiveness of the use of state and local funds in the criminal justice system, recommendations for changes in policies, practices and laws, and a comprehensive review of alternative incarceration programs.

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