The Riddle of Prison Sentencing
The New York Times
December 9, 2016

“For advocates of prison reform, the question is who should be diverted from jails and prisons, and who among the 2.2 million locked up should be freed?

“Opponents, however, argue that those convicted of a crime — especially a violent crime — should serve their full sentences, and that longer prison terms have contributed to the nation’s historic crime reductions in recent years.”

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