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Monday, October 2, 2023

Hessick on Judges and Mass Incarceration

Carissa Byrne Hessick (University of North Carolina School of Law) has posted Judges and Mass Incarceration (William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2022) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
When discussing the rise of mass incarceration, commenters have often focused on the role that legislatures and prosecutors have played. This essay catalogues the ways in which America's trial court judges have contributed to mass incarceration, and it identifies several simple steps that could change that trend.

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