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
The Sentencing Project
Dec 21, 2019

First Step Act: One Year Later
News
The Appeal
Dec 20, 2019

FROM MARIJUANA TO THE DEATH PENALTY, STATES LED THE WAY IN 2019
News
The Guardian
Dec 12, 2019

Kentucky’s new Democratic governor allows 140,000 ex-felons to vote

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