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Model Legislation for State Sentencing Reform

December 09, 2011
This document provides an overview of state legislation enacted or introduced to lower state prison populations and reduce the reliance on incarceration as a social policy.

This document provides an overview of state legislation enacted or introduced to lower state prison populations and reduce the reliance on incarceration as a social policy. It highlights various legislative initiatives and aims to support policymakers and advocates heading into the 2012 state legislative sessions.

The PDF is available for download below.

 
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