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Sentencing reform slowed by politics

It’s always been pretty easy to get politicians to pass new laws to create new crimes or to send people to prison for longer periods of time for existing crimes. But, as the New York Times explained in an editorial over the weekend, getting them to rescind laws or ease up on draconian penalties is a much tougher task. [read the full story here]

Washington Post, Monday, June 23, 2014
Tags: Correctional Policy & Decision-Making, Federal
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