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.

  • Take Action: Tell Majority Leader McConnell it’s Time for #JusticeReformNOW
  • Take Action to help pass sentencing reform legislation.
  • Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) discusses why he took on sentencing reform in this Video excerpt
  • Media coverage on the Sentencing Reform Act

 

Recent news on Sentencing Reform

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US news | The Guardian
Apr 25, 2017

Wealthy murder suspect freed on bail as man accused of welfare fraud stuck in jail
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The Marshall Project
Apr 23, 2017

At Least 61,000 Nationwide Are in Prison for Minor Parole Violations
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ABA Journal
Apr 13, 2017

Do judges contribute to injustices? A conversation with Judge Jed Rakoff

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