Top Restorative Justice News
A lawsuit against Harris County is over after the county and the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), an Indianapolis-based organization, reached a settlement. The federal district court in Houston entered the settlement agreement March 17, 2020.
Incarcerated individuals in New Jersey now have the opportunity to have their sentences reduced through a new education incentive introduced by the New Jersey Department of Corrections.
By Pat Morris
When the state of New York eliminated cash bail for most nonviolent felonies along with misdemeanors, some protested that the law, which took effect Jan. 1, went too far in removing judicial discretion about the dangers of people who, for example, have criminal records or committed a nonviolent hate crime.