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

News
The Marshall Project
Mar 8, 2019

Would Expanded Criminal Background Checks Hurt Federal Job Applicants?
News
The Selma Times‑Journal
Mar 8, 2019

Museum inducts public figures, civil rights icons into Hall of Fame
News
Las Vegas Review Journal
Mar 8, 2019

COMMENTARY: Legislature will consider measure to help, not punish, kids who are exploited

Resources on Sentencing Reform

Report
https://www.fairsentencingofyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/Tipping-Point.pdf
Mar 8, 2019
Presentation
themarshallproject.org
Mar 8, 2019
Report
survivedandpunished.org
Feb 14, 2019
Executive Summary
Columbia University Justice Lab
Jan 25, 2019

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