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January 2012 (The Sentencing Project)

State of Sentencing 2011

This report highlights 55 reforms in 29 states and documents a growing trend to reform sentencing policies and scale back the use of imprisonment without compromising public safety and provides an overview of recent policy reforms in the areas of sentencing, probation and parole, collateral consequences, and juvenile justice.

The State of Sentencing 2011: Developments in Policy and Practice can be viewed here.


Author: Nicole D. Porter
Issue Area(s): Sentencing Policy, Incarceration, Racial Disparity, Felony Disenfranchisement, Drug Policy, Collateral Consequences, Juvenile Justice