GovBeat: prisons

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 02/11/2014

California gets two more years to solve prison overcrowding

A three-judge panel is giving California more time to reduce its prison population.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:56 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, newsletter, prisons

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014

States search for alternatives to lethal injection

A ban by European drug makers have U.S. states seeking alternative forms of execution.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/30/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsletter, prisons, States

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 01/28/2014

How the federal government could get a 270x return on a prison reform investment

A federal program to spur state prison reforms could help save $4.6 billion.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:15 AM ET, 01/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arkansas, budget, Hawaii, newsletter, prisons, spending, States

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 01/15/2014

Judges order California to come up with prison solution

A panel of federal judges is putting the squeeze on California after negotiations broke down.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:56 AM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, prisons, States

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: Nebraska governor’s last lap

Dueling tax reform proposals will dominate Gov. Dave Heineman’s final legislative session.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  affordable care act, budget, health care, medicaid, Nebraska, obamacare, prisons, session preview, States, taxes

Posted at 02:19 PM ET, 01/06/2014

Session Preview: California’s new gold rush

Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats will debate how to spend $2.2 billion in surpluses.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:19 PM ET, 01/06/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, California, pre-kindergarten, prisons, session preview, States, surplus, water

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 10/30/2013

State spending on prison health care is exploding. Here’s why.

A trio of factors are driving costs, but some states are working to rein them in.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:40 AM ET, 10/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  health care, Healthcare, prisons, spending

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Did a murderer and a sex offender just save Oklahoma $20 million?

Inmates at an Oklahoma prison have come up with a program to track prisoners and supplies.

By Reid Wilson  |  01:27 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  newsletter, Oklahoma, prisons, States

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/19/2013

Are governments incentivizing longer prison terms?

Public policy goals stress reducing prison populations. But those goals often stand at odds with incentives, a new report finds.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Arizona, California, Colorado, prisons, privatization, texas

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 09/13/2013

California lawmakers finalize gun control, immigration bills

A flurry of last-minute legislation will allow undocumented migrants to get state licenses.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:54 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  california, gun control, immigration, legislature, prisons, States