2017-18 Budget News
SENATE BUDGET COMMITTEE HEARING
The Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee held a hearing this week on correctional spending and population trends, recent reforms, and benefits of prison rehabilitative programming. The agenda for the hearing – The State of Corrections: An Update on Recent Trends – and background materials prepared by committee staff are available here. At the outset of the hearing, Senator Jim Nielsen, the committee’s vice chair, raised concerns that the hearing did not feature the perspectives of police chiefs, sheriffs, district attorneys, or victims.