State Map

States across the country are realizing that growing prison populations and costs are the result of adopting mandatory minimum sentencing laws. In response, states are trying to cut costs by repealing or reforming mandatory minimum laws, including using safety valve exceptions and cheaper, more effective alternatives to incarceration. Click below to learn about the reforms of states that are saving taxpayer money without endangering the public, and read our summary of states reforms for a reform at a glance. 

States with the most recent reforms:

Iowa Louisiana Maryland  
Pennsylvania Florida Massachusetts Michigan