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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.
President Trump is expected to declare a national state of emergency over the opioid epidemic on Thursday. This could increase resources available to tackle the issue.
The bill would encourage states to embolden their reform efforts, even while Attorney General Jeff Sessions attempts to increase the federal prison population.
Congress’ previous Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act increased judicial discretion in sentencing, reduced sentences for some nonviolent drug offenders, and expanded reentry services for prisoners.
Cornell William Brooks, former president and CEO of the NAACP, will join the Brennan Center as Senior Fellow in September 2017.
Michael Waldman, Faiza Patel, Elizabeth Goitein, Wendy Weiser, Nicole Austin-Hillery, and more are available to comment on these crucial issues.
Confirmation hearings for Attorney General & Homeland Security Secretary are a vital opportunity for committee members and the public to assess the nominees' records on a host of key issues.
The Brennan Center released two analyses ahead of Sen. Jeff Sessions confirmation hearing to be the next Attorney General. They cover Sessions's civil rights record and highlight a past scandal that should serve as a cautionary tale.
This new analysis provides a blueprint for how the country can drastically cut its prison population while still keeping crime rates near historic lows.