In the age of Google, citizens expect to be able to find core
information on the Internet about government operations, but as a major
new report being released today highlights, most states are failing on
An innovative correction reform program is currently underway in Alabama to decrease the number of long prison sentences. The Pew Charitable Trusts' Public Safety Performance Project and the Vera Institute of Justice teamed together to implement a four year project
that supports in-depth research and education for policymakers and the
public to help states increase public safety, manage corrections
spending, and hold offenders accountable. Alabama is the first of eight
states to implement the pilot program.
When an impeccably pro-business outfit like Business Week declares victory for the business lobby in shutting the courtroom door to victims of corporate negligence, you know injured consumers and workers have been losing badly. But this week's cover story, How Business Trounced The Trial Lawyers, illustrates how the corporate right leveraged campaign contributions in the last decade to hijack state policy on civil justice.