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Iowa City Considers Municipal Infractions in Lieu of Criminal Charges

City Council Work Session on 1 April 2014 City officials, local law enforcement, and the County have been exploring ways to eliminate criminal charges for a variety of alcohol related violations. The document below is a PDF to text copy of pages 5-8 in the original packet of documents that were presented as reference materials for a work […]

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Collaborative Approaches to Public Safety

(Source: “Senate Judiciary Committee to Hold Oversight Hearing on Bureau of Prisons,” Council of State Governments Justice Center, 5 November 2013) On Wednesday, November 6, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Oversight of the Bureau of Prisons & Cost-Effective Strategies for Reducing Recidivism.” The hearing, which will be chaired by Sen. Sheldon […]

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