The narrow prison reform bill backed by the White House and being considered by Congress is an incomplete starting point for fixing our broken justice system, the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law said in this letter to Judiciary Committee leadership in Congress.
Americans want to see a smarter and fairer justice system that learns from mistakes of the past, and veers from the destructive approach taken by the president and his team. This platform of progress is how we get there.
The Brennan Center's analysis estimates that the overall crime rate and the violent crime rate will be at their second-lowest levels since 1990. These findings directly undercut any claim of a national crime wave.