Criminal Justice Reform – understanding SB 91

Last year the legislature passed a far-reaching omnibus criminal justice reform bill – SB 91. It was based on recommendations from the Criminal Justice Reform Commission and developed to both save money and reduce recidivism. It’s based on data from similar initiatives around the country. Opponents says it’s soft on crime and bad for public safety. But what does the law actually do? What’s already happening, and what’s yet to come?

The Nesbett Courthouse in downtown Anchorage.
The Nesbett Courthouse in downtown Anchorage.

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HOST: Anne Hillman

GUESTS:

  • Tracey Wollenburg – Deputy Public Defender
  • John Skidmore – Director, Criminal Division, Dept. of Law
  • Statewide callers

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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