What This Election Means for Criminal Justice Reform
Vera Institute of Justice
November 10, 2016

“It is not even 72 hours after the election, and the entire world is trying to assess the impact of an election result that will surely produce a dramatic restructuring across a broad array of issues and geographies—including justice reform, which we struggle and fight for along with you.

“As in any election and assumption of power, there will be a gap between the sharp edges of campaign rhetoric and the responsibility of governing. We just don’t know how big it will be. The furies unleashed by the campaign, and the divisions shown and sown, are indeed causes for trepidation. Whether things spoken were promissory notes for policies and positions to come, we don’t yet know. That said, I am confident the movement for justice reform—specifically addressing the mistake of mass incarceration—will remain intact, strong, and persistent.  Here’s why:”

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