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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Politico
Feb 11, 2021

Trump left behind a clemency mess. The clock’s ticking for Biden to solve it.
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The Lab
Feb 5, 2021

As Pandemic Rages, Voters Support Releasing People From Jails And Prisons
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The Crime Report
Feb 3, 2021

The ‘False Dichotomy’ of Violent vs. Non-Violent Crimes

Resources on Sentencing Reform

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UCLA The Williams Institute
Feb 9, 2021
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Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation 
Jan 31, 2021
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The Sentencing Project
Jan 15, 2021
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Dec 15, 2020
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Justice Roundtable
Dec 2, 2020

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