Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Dr. Everett interviewed by Fairbanks Daily Newsminer about reform of the justice system and Alaska Senate Bill 64

Dr. Ron Everett, Justice faculty, was interviewed by the Fairbanks Daily Newsminer about proposals to reform the justice system and bipartisan Alaska Senate Bill 64.

Dr. Everett noted that alternatives to prison such as mental health and substance abuse treatment, reentry assistance for released offenders, and supervision can make an impact and lower costs. The new development is that many of these alternatives to prison sentences are now being embraced by conservatives.

"Cost of housing state's prison population has senators seeking sentencing reform" by Matt Buxton (Fairbanks Daily Newsminer, 6 Oct 2013).