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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The Washington Post
Sep 6, 2018

As a teen he killed a man. A new law has given him a second chance
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Politico
Aug 22, 2018

Senate won’t take up prison overhaul before midterms
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Politico
Aug 20, 2018

Sentencing reform tests Cotton’s sway with Trump

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