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
United States Senate
May 12, 2020

Senators Schatz and Biden introduce bill to improve compassionate release
Press Release
American Civil Liberties Union
Apr 22, 2020

New model on impact of mass incarceration on COVID-19 deaths
News
The Real News Network
Apr 20, 2020

They Were Not Sent to Prison for a Death Sentence

Resources on Sentencing Reform

Press release
American Civil Liberties Union
Apr 22, 2020
Video
The Real News Network
Apr 20, 2020
Report
Prison Policy Initiative
Mar 25, 2020

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