Budgetary crises and the recognition that current policy is not working, have prompted policymakers and activists to pursue criminal justice reform at the state level. During 2011, legislatures in nearly 30 states adopted over 50 criminal justice policy reforms in the areas of sentencing, probation and parole, collateral consequences and juvenile justice geared toward reducing overcrowded prison and jail populations.

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The New York Times
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Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth
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Press Release
Campaign for Youth Justice
Oct 12, 2017

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