Sentencing Reform: Amid Mass Incarcerations--Guarded Optimism
| Cataloged on:
Jun. 28, 2011
ANNOTATION: “As we analyze the admittedly modest openings for reform regarding mass incarceration, we are presented with a classic case of whether the glass is half empty or half full.” The author presents the relevant facts in order for the reader to come to their own conclusion. This article is also a great read for legislators looking for strategies to address their own problems with incarceration growth. Sections discuss: the changing climate for criminal justice reform; current reform at the state level; current reform at the federal level; assessing the current state of reform—how far it’s come; obstacles to reform; strategies for reform; and broader framework for public safety required.