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Increasing mandatory minimums would drive up mass incarceration without substantively halting the opioid crisis.
Traffickers should face serious consequences for their actions, but the administration’s call for the death penalty is an ineffective way to address this problem.
The bill would increase judicial discretion in sentencing, reduce sentences for some nonviolent drug offenders, and expand reentry services.
A new Brennan Center analysis finds aggressive prosecutions, increased immigration arrests, and more create an uncertain future for reform efforts.
Jim Johnson, former Clinton administration official and Brennan Center Board Chair, joins the Center as Senior Fellow.
The Brennan Center for announced today the appointment of Lisa Benenson as Vice President for Communications and Strategy
The FBI data released today mirror what we at the Brennan Center reported earlier this year: that rates of violent crime are on the decline.
Retired Navy commander and public policy scholar Dr. Theodore R. Johnson will join the Brennan Center this January as Senior Fellow.
This sets up a major conflict between the states and the federal government. It’s also the second time Attorney General Sessions has changed Justice Department enforcement priorities to include lower-level offenses.
It's the latest in a series of decisions by Sessions and the Trump Administration that have undercut commonsense, reform-oriented moves in recent years.