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

The Justice Roundtable
Apr 3, 2020

Hill letter regarding attention to and release of “old law” federal prisoners
Federal Public & Community Defenders Legislative Committee
Apr 1, 2020

Federal Defender Letter to AG Barr
Fair and Just Protection
Mar 27, 2020

High Profile Prosecutor Letter to President Trump

Resources on Sentencing Reform

Prison Policy Initiative
Mar 25, 2020
The Justice Roundtable
Mar 21, 2020
Briefing sheet
Prison Policy Initiative
Mar 9, 2020

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