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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NACDL
Jan 20, 2021

White House Commutes Sentences of Individuals Punished for Exercising Their Sixth Amendment Right to Trial
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The Sentencing Project 
Jan 15, 2021

Key Criminal Justice Policies in 2020
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Nkechi Taifa, Esq.
Jan 15, 2021

Personal Statement of Nkechi Taifa on Today’s Granting of Compassionate Release to William Underwood

Resources on Sentencing Reform

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The Sentencing Project
Jan 15, 2021
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Dec 15, 2020
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Justice Roundtable
Dec 2, 2020
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The Crime Report
Nov 25, 2020
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The sentencing Project
Nov 24, 2020
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The Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law
Oct 22, 2020

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