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Rounding up some sentencing news and notes for the week that was


Because I was on the road for much of this week, I was unable to blog about all the crime and sentencing stories and commentaries that caught my eye.  (Then again, much of the world was understandably much more concerned with a particular high-profile search than about any sentencing news this week.)  Making up for lost time, here are a few recent items worth finding the time to check out:

From the ABA Journal, “ABA provides 10 principles for ending mass incarceration and lengthy prison sentences

From Bolts, “Michigan Supreme Court Restricts ‘Cruel’ Treatment of Youth in Run of Major Decisions

From the Death Penalty Information Center, “American Psychological Association Overwhelmingly Votes to Adopt Resolution Opposing Death Penalty for Adolescents Aged 18 – 20

From FiveThirtyEight, “How Democrats And Republicans Think Differently About Crime And Gun Violence

From Fox News, “I spent time in prison for robbing a bank. Here’s how we prevent ex-cons from going back to jail

From Fox News, “Former Trump adviser Ja’Ron Smith launches public safety coalition to reduce violent crime

From The Hill, “Securing public safety without mass incarceration or deepening racial injustice

From Inquest, “Federal Time: Congress’ rush to respond to recent mass shootings repeats historic mistakes that fueled mass incarceration

From the Phoenix New Times, “Clemency Denied for South Phoenix Man Serving 16-Year Pot Sentence

From The Sentencing Project, “Repurposing Correctional Facilities to Strengthen Communities


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