Keeping the -mass- out of mass incarceration The United States has the highest mass incarceration rate than anywhere else on the planet. But that’s only half the problem. Although incarceration rates continue to drop, the amount of time served a person must serve continues to grow. Approximately 200,000 individuals are serving a life sentence or…

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First Step Act Compassionate Release

The recent passage of the First Step Act provides a small number of benefits to a small number of federal prisoners. One provision within the Act, however, might turn out to be quite significant. Criminal The criminal justice reform organization Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) released a four-page document entitled “Compassionate Release and the First…

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