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

Nov 16, 2018

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Statement on First Step Act
Nov 16, 2018

McConnell Tells Trump a Criminal Justice Bill Is Not Likely This Year
Nov 15, 2018

Alan Simpson: Congress Should Ban Life Without Parole Sentences for Children

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