Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Michael M. O'Hear (Marquette University - Law School) has posted Justice Reinvestment and the State of State Sentencing Reform (Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
The national Justice Reinvestment Initiative has arguably been the most important development in American sentencing policy in the past decade. This essay introduces an issue of the Federal Sentencing Reporter that focuses on the JRI. The essay highlights both strengths and weaknesses of the JRI, particularly from the standpoint of reducing mass incarceration in the United States.