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Friday, November 10, 2017

"House members reintroduce the Safe, Accountable, Fair, and Effective (SAFE) Justice Act"

Doug Berman has this post at Sentencing Law & Policy, excerpting a press release. From the excerpt:

Similar to the successful reform packages enacted in many states, the SAFE Justice Act aligns the federal prison system with the science about what works to reform criminal behavior.  It reflects the growing consensus among researchers that, for many offenders, adding more months and years onto long prison terms is a high-cost, low-return approach to public safety.  It also looks to the growing number of practices in correctional supervision that are shown to reduce recidivism.

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