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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Daly News
May 23, 2019

Joe Biden, Cory Booker, the 1994 Crime Bill and the future: How to unwind American mass incarceration
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Los Angeles Times
May 23, 2019

California’s jails are so bad some inmates beg to go to prison instead

Resources on State Issues

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brennancenter.org
May 18, 2019
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themarshallproject.org
May 16, 2019
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United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division
Apr 5, 2019
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https://www.fairsentencingofyouth.org/wp-content/uploads/Tipping-Point.pdf
Mar 8, 2019
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survivedandpunished.org
Feb 14, 2019

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