Governor’s Weekly Message: Improving Our Criminal Justice System to Create New Opportunities

Wilmington, DE – In his weekly message, Governor Markell highlighted the commitment Delaware has made to investing in alternatives to incarceration.

“One of the ways we have worked to improve public safety and create opportunity for all Delawareans is through a smarter criminal justice system – a system that reserves limited prison space for violent criminals and emphasizes treatment and community supervision for low-level offenders whose needs outweigh their risks to the community,” Gov. Markell said. “Together, these programs provide a range of services that simply aren’t available in prison and they show the potential to reduce recidivism and to transform lives for the better. And that will keep Delaware moving forward.”

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Transcript of the Governor’s Weekly Message: Improving Our Criminal Justice System to Create New Opportunities