Louisiana lawmakers approved a criminal justice system overhaul — one that advocates are calling historic — during the 2017 regular legislative session. We’ve broken down the package into three parts. This installment, the second, is about changes to sentencing laws.
New Model Penal Code for Criminal Sentencing: Comprehensive Reform Recommendations for State LegislaturesKevin Reitz
Ambitious changes such as those recommended in the MPCS are urgently needed in the US. While we are the undisputed leader in incarceration rates worldwide, we suffer from much more than “mass incarceration.” It would be more accurate to say that we have blundered into mass punishment of all kinds. Internationally, America is in the highest tier of harsh justice with our astonishingly high probation supervision rates, intrusive and counterproductive probation conditions, crushing economic penalties, uncountable collateral consequences of conviction, outsized parole supervision rates, and massive revocations of people from community supervision into our prisons and jails.
At ALI’s Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 24, members voted to approve The Model Penal Code: Sentencing project. This completes these three portions of the project.
In a memorandum issued today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, federal prosecutors are directed to pursue the most severe penalties possible.
This post is a presentation of information found in the Proposed Final Draft of the Sentencing project. Please also consider reading Part 1: Sentencing Guidelines.
This post is a presentation of information found in the Proposed Final Draft of the Sentencing project. This will be presented at ALI’s Annual Meeting this May.
The following is excerpted from the Comments of the Proposed Final Draft (PFD). The Black Letter found below is the full black letter from the PFD.
On March 20, 2017, the Iowa House of Representatives voted to pass HF 579, a new sentencing reform bill that would build on the successful reforms implemented last year.
Beverly Walker doubts that the governor’s plan to abolish the Wisconsin Parole Commission will add efficiency to a sluggish system, and she suspects it would make qualifying for parole even more difficult.
At its January 2017 meeting, the Council took several actions concerning project drafts.