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Top Trends in State Criminal Justice Reform, 2018


Nicole D. Porter
The Sentencing Project

Résumé

The United States is a world leader in incarceration rates and keeps nearly 7 million persons under criminal justice supervision. More than 2.2 million are in prison or jail, while 4.6 million are monitored in the community on probation or parole. Changes in sentencing law and policy, not changes in crime rates, have produced the nation’s high rate of incarceration. Scaling back incarceration will require changing policy and practice to reduce prison populations, intentionally address racial disparity, and eliminate barriers to reentry. In recent years a number of states have enacted reforms designed to reduce the scale of incarceration and impact of the collateral consequences of a felony conviction. This briefing paper describes key reforms undertaken in 2018.

Domaine

Amerique du Nord - États-Unis

Année Langue

2019 Anglais

Catégorie Type

Publications Monographie

Matière

Criminel, Justice, Réforme

Format

Web

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