The Commission on Sentencing will meet on March 1-2 in Room 172 of the State Capitol. The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m. on March 1 and continues at 8 a.m. on March 2. A tentative agenda and other materials are now available at the commission's website, www.leg.mt.gov/cos.
At the meeting the commissioners will continue a year-long study of Montana's criminal justice system. The focus of the meeting will be presentations by staff from the Council of State Governments Justice Center on their data analysis, statute review, observations from site visits, and comparisons of Montana's justice system to those in other states. The CSG Justice Center is providing assistance to the commission during the study. Presentation topics include:
- crime and arrests;
- court and jail pressures;
- probation and parole supervision;
- alternative facilities; and
- parole decision-making.
The commission will also hear perspectives on criminal-justice systems in Indian Country and about the justice reinvestment process in Utah.
The meeting will be broadcast online at www.leg.mt.gov and also on Montana's public broadcasting service, TVMT. For more information about TVMT, visit www.leg.mt.gov/tvmt.
For more information about the commission, please visit www.leg.mt.gov/cos or contact Rachel Weiss at 406-444-5367 or firstname.lastname@example.org.