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As we begin a new year, we also see the beginning a new legislative session. In odd-numbered years, the 135 members of our General Assembly meet in Regular Session where they consider policy and fiscal issues impacting the state. Criminal Justice issues will once again be a major focus for them. Over the last 18-months a legislative taskforce has been working with the Council of State Governments to look for ways to slow the growth of our inmate population and to reform our sentencing laws and parole policies. Director Kelley and other ADC staff have been involved with this process since the beginning. We are optimistic about the proposals that have come from the taskforce and you should be too. You will most likely see and hear a lot during the upcoming session. Some things might excite you and some things might appear to be a challenge. Our Session Team will be working hard over the next several weeks to ensure that whatever changes come out of the session advance public safety, further our mission, and provide for the collective welfare of our inmates and staff. Thank you for all that you do. Be safe!


Solomon Graves
Public Information Officer


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