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Since 2019, Ramsey County Community Corrections (RCCC) and the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice have collaborated on the Reducing Revocations Challenge, a CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance national…
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The consequences of a criminal conviction in Minnesota are multifaceted. Alongside the immediate repercussions, such as potential incarceration or probation, there lies a less publicized yet significant aspect: the financial obligations…
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The Understanding How Probation and Parole Conditions Are Set report series was developed as part of the Aligning Supervision Conditions with Risk and Needs project, the goal of which is to reduce probation and parole revocations and…
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This study examines the response of the Colorado Board of Parole to the COVID-19 pandemic. To mitigate the spread of the virus within correctional facilities, it increased the parole grant rate, expedited case review, and utilized special…
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This report examines the challenges and opportunities that states faced in deciding whether to release people from prison during the COVID-19 pandemic. It focuses on the legal mechanisms available to jurisdictions and the factors that…
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Out next month through the University of California Press' Federal Sentencing Reporter 35 (3), "Reassessing, Rethinking, Revising: The Essential Work of Sentencing Commissions," is an article adapted from the speech given by Robina…
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The Community Corrections Fines and Fees Study team has released a study examining the fines and fees attributed to four similar cases in the same Indiana county. The costs imposed at the time of conviction were comparable in three of the…
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Jurisdictions across the United States take varied approaches to figuring out appropriate sentences in criminal cases. Some jurisdictions have sentencing commissions to help guide policy decisions in these areas. And some also have…
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Ramsey County Community Corrections and the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice partnered to participate in the Reducing Revocations Challenge, a national initiative of Arnold Ventures and the CUNY Institute for State and…
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As part of the Mass Probation and Health project, the Robina Institute led a survey of probation officers aimed at learning about probation officer attitudes and beliefs about the links between probation and health, and how they saw their…