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Unlocking Justice: The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015

November 17, 2015
The Sentencing Project’s Executive Director Marc Mauer has called the bill “the most substantial criminal justice reform legislation introduced since the inception of the ‘tough on crime’ movement.”

The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act is a bipartisan, bicameral reform bill recently introduced in Congress. The legislation would take a number of steps forward to reverse harsh penalties that have come at a ruinous cost to families and taxpayers while producing diminishing returns for public safety.

The Sentencing Project’s Executive Director Marc Mauer has called the bill “the most substantial criminal justice reform legislation introduced since the inception of the ‘tough on crime’ movement.”

This webinar provided an overview of the legislation and the process in Congress and discuss the broader political climate for criminal justice reform.

The webinar slides are available here, and a video recording can be viewed below and here.

Panelists:
Marc Mauer, Executive Director, The Sentencing Project
Jeremy Haile, Federal Advocacy Counsel, The Sentencing Project

 
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