Governor Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a criminal justice reform package focused on reducing juvenile sentences and recidivism in California, drawing applause from civil rights groups and celebrity activists.
House Democrat has introduced a bill in the House as a means to reduce the nation’s rate of mass incarceration.
But there is no doubt we are on the precipice of a criminal justice data revolution, and it is a good time to take stock and to begin developing guidelines so that, as much as possible, criminal justice systems might reap the benefits and avoid the pitfalls of this newly data-centric world.
The Hill reports that Senators Dick Durbin and Chuck Grassley will reintroduce the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act.
Model Penal Code: Sentencing Reporters have updated the black letter text of the Proposed Final Draft.
The Collateral Consequences Resource Center is currently finalizing a 50-state report on the availability of relief from the adverse civil effects of a criminal arrest or conviction.
In follow up to Ms. Nellis’ post, we wanted to share the recommendations on juvenile sentencing from Article 6 of the most recent draft of Model Penal Code: Sentencing, which has been approved by members of ALI.
This article explores the 48-hour rule in the juvenile context, with a particular focus on California. It summarizes California statutory law, provides a chart of the implications of current law on days of detention, and presents the results of a statewide survey on actual practice in the counties.
Decades of research from the fields of criminology and adolescent brain science find that the decisions made in youth — even very unwise decisions — do not crystallize criminality. Instead, as young people age and mature they develop the capacity to make different choices.
The United States Sentencing Commission released a new publication—An Overview of Mandatory Minimum Penalties in the Federal Criminal Justice System (2017 Overview)—that examines the use of federal mandatory minimum penalties and the impact of those penalties on the federal prison population.