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

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Slate
Feb 16, 2020

The Suburbs Aren’t Scared of Criminal Justice Reform
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The Virginian Pilot
Feb 14, 2020

Lawmakers give 300 Virginia inmates their first chance at parole
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Los Angeles Times
Feb 14, 2020

L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey announces dismissal of 66,000 marijuana convictions

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