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
Justice Roundtable
Jul 20, 2018

Criminal Justice Reform Advocates to Hold Forum on July 25 to Discuss Clemency in the Trump Era, Featuring Commutation Recipient Alice Johnson & Bipartisan Clemency Advocates
News
National Review
Jul 3, 2018

In Rural Areas, Jail Populations Are Skyrocketing — Including Pretrial Detainees
Jun 28, 2018

Unprecedented Action in Congress Sends Signals that Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Could Finally Become Reality

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