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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2012; 244236–244 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2012.24.4.236
Published: 01 April 2012
...Michele Deitch The Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) severely hampered the courts' ability to exercise long-term oversight of conditions in prisons and jails. This article examines the potential for alternative types of correctional oversight in a post-PLRA world. The article begins by assessing...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 322104–105 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.32.2.104
Published: 01 December 2019
...Nancy G. La Vigne The article describes the oversight needed to ensure that First Step Act measures are implemented faithfully and that conditions of confinement in BOP facilities are identified and addressed. Humane conditions of confinement are a necessary precondition for a rehabilitative...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 322102–103 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.32.2.102
Published: 01 December 2019
... implementation questions regarding how the earned time credits and early transfer provisions will work and who they will benefit remain. We continue to believe that the administration s commitment to full implementation, the extent of transparency and oversight, and adequate funding for the First Step Act will...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 32292–101 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.32.2.92
Published: 01 December 2019
... research and evidence. We review key measures in First Step, describe the actions and oversight needed for faithful and vigorous implementation of the act, and highlight some of its limita- tions. Working from the original set of Colson Task Force recommendations, this brief concludes with a description of...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 32263–64 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.32.2.63
Published: 01 December 2019
... introduction to the reprint in this Issue, and La Vigne provides companion commentary that gives particular attention to how the prison reform components of the Act are developing and stresses the need for continued oversight to ensure that the First Step Act achieves its full reform potential. The theme that...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 32286–91 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.32.2.86
Published: 01 December 2019
..., httpswww.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2019/05/08/ second-chance-act-would-help-ex-offenders-get-housing- employment/. 28 Legislative Criminal Justice Oversight Task Force, Report and Recommendations (Dec.15, 2016), httpscsgjusticecenter. org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/JR-in-AR_Final- Report.pdf. 90 FEDERAL SENTENCING REPORTER VOL...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 32270–75 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.32.2.70
Published: 01 December 2019
... the courts, the BOP has historically settled compassionate release requests first, without judicial oversight.29 Before passage of the First Step Act, the BOP was able to com- mandeer the compassionate release process by both devel- oping its own set of detailed, narrow criteria that unilaterally...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 314-5309–315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.31.4-5.309
Published: 01 April 2019
... sentence offered by more than a set amount or percentage.36 Presently, judges cannot be involved in or oversee plea negotiations. This permits the prosecutor to threaten and punish without oversight or consequence. The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in its report on the trial penalty...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 314-5256–264 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.31.4-5.256
Published: 01 April 2019
...- whelming influence in the defendant s decision to plead guilty (NACDL 2018, 6). The combined forces of federal sentencing reform, tough on crime legislation, and lim- ited prosecutorial oversight and accountability have con- tributed to a system in which prosecutors are able to threaten exorbitant...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 314-5331–368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.31.4-5.331
Published: 01 April 2019
... disclosure requirements, second looks at lengthy sentences, and judicial oversight of plea discus- sions. A particularly attractive recommendation would require judges sentencing a defendant who went to trial to pay greater attention to the sentences imposed on co- defendants who pled guilty; few things...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 314-5239–247 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.31.4-5.239
Published: 01 April 2019
... defense prior to engaging in plea dis- cussions, considering an expanded oversight role for the court in reviewing the basis of pleas, reforms to the grand jury process, and increased vigilance by defense counsel in testing the government s theories of the case and burdens of proof. This meeting at the...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 313171–176 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.31.3.171
Published: 01 February 2019
...- ifiable, aggregate data; and apparent oversight of a myriad of past and ongoing reform efforts contributed to sub- stantial opposition and played a significant role in the defeat of Issue 1. And ultimately, as previously noted, Issue 1 itself became its greatest adversary just as had been the case in...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 313187–194 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.31.3.187
Published: 01 February 2019
... the Bag, 42 S.U. L. Rev. 293, 336 37 (2015) (explaining how lack of restitution for child pornogra- phy victims is simply part of a larger problem). 76 See generally U.S. Gov t Accountability Office, Gao-18-203, Federal Criminal Restitution: Most Debt is Outstanding and Oversight of Collections Could...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2018; 312153–156 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2018.31.2.153
Published: 01 December 2018
... capacity of reentry programming to ensure that incarcer- ated individuals can benefit from counseling, drug treat- ment, training and education, (3) place additional layers of accountability and oversight within the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), (4) transform the lives of incarcerated men, women and...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2018; 312126–132 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2018.31.2.126
Published: 01 December 2018
... confinement has received a great deal of attention throughout the country, and solitary confinement in federal facilities has received special scrutiny from federal legislators, federal oversight agencies like the National Institute of Correc- tions and the Office of the Inspector General, and federal courts...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2018; 31158–66 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2018.31.1.58
Published: 01 October 2018
... repeatedly criticized by the correctional oversight authorities, includ- ing the national Ombudsman.8 Suicide, though not exclu- sively driven by the challenges of mentally ill inmates, has been (and still is) another problem for Norwegian correc- tional care since the 1980s and 90 s.9 II. A Paradigm Shift...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2018; 303171–176 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2018.30.3.171
Published: 01 February 2018
... commentators have questioned whether prose- cutors should play or are qualified to play a significant role in criminal justice reform.14 Rather than viewing prosecu- tors as change agents, some communities view them with distrust. One county in Utah, for example, has taken steps to create an oversight board to...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2017; 302125–137 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2017.30.2.125
Published: 01 December 2017
..., unnecessary incarceration could be minimized, thereby generating savings that could be reinvested in drug treatment and other recidivism- reducing programs.10 For states wishing to embark on a review of their sentencing and corrections systems through the justice reinvestment lens, technical support was...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2017; 295263–266 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2017.29.5.263
Published: 01 June 2017
... oversights. The very need for a dedicated office like the CRC revealed an early, obvious challenge: who would have the time, skill, and persistence to navigate the convoluted clemency process, learn the relevant federal sentencing law, and draft meritorious clemency petitions for the President s review all...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2017; 292-3175–178 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2017.29.2-3.175
Published: 01 February 2017
... discharge from supervision, and limited how much time people can spend behind bars for violating supervision rules. Ensuring Sustainability of Reforms States recognize that oversight and monitoring are key to ongoing success. To date, reform packages have established data collection and reporting...