Sen. Sessions appears to subscribe to outdated ideas about criminal justice policy that conservatives, progressives, and law enforcement agree do not help reduce crime and unnecessarily increase the prison population.
Overall crime rates in 2016 are projected to remain the same as last year according to a year-end analysis by the Brennan Center. The murder rate is projected to increase, driven by problems in Chicago.
Politicians, law enforcement, advocates, and economists agree we need to end the era of mass incarceration. This is the first detailed, granular look at precisely how we can achieve this in a safe way.