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
Reason.com
Dec 8, 2017

Pressure Builds on Bureau of Prisons to Release Elderly and Sick Inmates
Press Release
NACDL
Dec 7, 2017

Groundbreaking New Conference Report: Judicial Responsibility for Justice in Criminal Courts
News
ESPN
Nov 29, 2017

NFL offers $100 million plan for social justice organizations in partnership with players

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