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Congress Calls for Examination of the Nation’s Criminal Justice System

  • Brennan Center for Justice
April 27, 2010

The U.S. criminal justice system is burdened by myriad problems ranging from over-incarceration to racial and ethnic disparities in prosecutions. In the long term, the high costs of incarceration and the effects of a flawed system are unsustainable. At a press conference the morning of April 27, a bipartisan group of Representatives announced the introduction of a bill that aims to create a transparent, bipartisan Commission that will make recommendations for reform based on a comprehensive national review of our Criminal Justice System. Read more about the bill and the Commission it aims to create.