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

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Intercept
Aug 11, 2017

Illinois Democrat Says Elect Him Governor and He’ll Commute All Low-Level Drug Sentences
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The New York Times
Aug 11, 2017

Trump Wants to Get Tough on Crime. Victims Don’t Agree.
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The New York Times
Aug 10, 2017

No Child Deserves a Life Sentence. But Try Telling a Prosecutor That

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