Sentencing Reform

Today, almost one in 100 people are incarcerated in the United States. America’s prison population, which has increased by five hundred percent over the past thirty years, is the largest in the world. For over a quarter of a century mandatory minimum sentences have resulted in harsh punishments which often do not fit the crime, have racially discriminatory outcomes, increase overcrowding and exacerbate prison costs.

 

Recent news on Sentencing Reform

Press Release
U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Mike Lee (R-UT)
Nov 16, 2019

DURBIN, LEE INTRODUCE SMARTER SENTENCING ACT
News
The Hill
Nov 5, 2019

We cannot afford to squander this chance for criminal justice reform
News
Colorlines
Oct 3, 2019

The ’94 Crime Bill 25 Years Later: It’s Time for a Reckoning

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