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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2011; 24144–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2011.24.1.44
Published: 01 October 2011
... This article is excerpted from the 276-page National Prison Rape Elimination Commission Report published in June 2009. Sexual abuse in correctional environments is a serious concern with dire consequences, especially for victims. Individuals confined in correctional facilities or under supervision...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2011; 24142–43 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2011.24.1.42
Published: 01 October 2011
... such abuse. The Commissioners believe that standard compliance will result in achieving PREA's original goal: the protection of incarcerated individuals from sexual abuse. © 2011 Vera Institute of Justice sentencing sexual abuse human rights National Prison Rape Elimination Commission PREA...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 32265–69 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.32.2.65
Published: 01 December 2019
... Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer asserting: Without changes to sentencing laws that eliminate man- datory minimums, restore judicial discretion, reduce the national prison population, and mitigate disparate impacts on communities of color, the First Step...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 314-5265–271 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.31.4-5.265
Published: 01 April 2019
... of judges and imposed man- datory minimum sentences.5 Additionally, the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984 eliminated federal parole.6 Together, these pieces of legislation contributed to a dramatic rise in both the incarcerated population and the average length of prison sentences. Between 1980 and 2013...
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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
... prosecution agreed to drop the murder and rape charges. Bradford agreed, pled guilty, and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. But, after testifying at trial, Bradford recanted his statements, saying police had coerced him into falsely confessing and that he did so only to avoid a life sentence. DNA testing...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 314-5248–255 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.31.4-5.248
Published: 01 April 2019
... McGriff, known as Supreme, who had recently served an eight year prison term for cocaine distribution. The Lorenzos believed that their friendly relationship with Supreme, who knew many rap artists, would give them street credibility and help protect their business against extortionists who preyed on...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 313195–207 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.31.3.195
Published: 01 February 2019
... people have a felony conviction for drug possession, or the impact of old felony convictions for drug possession on prison sentences and time served, but treating drug possession as a misde- meanor offense could reduce criminal justice spending and eliminate the harmful impact of a felony conviction.28...
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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
... whom we will refer to pseudonymously as Amy. 3 Her circumstances illustrate the problem of restitution in child pornography cases, and so are worth briefly recounting. When she was eight and nine years old, Amy was repeatedly raped by her uncle in order to produce child pornography.4 Amy s uncle...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2018; 312119–125 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2018.31.2.119
Published: 01 December 2018
... Chance Act of 2007, H.R. 1593, 110th Cong. (2007) (providing resources for reentry); Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, S. 1435, 108th Cong. (2003) (establishing provisions to deter the sexual assault of prisoners). For reasons why I consider the FIRST STEP Act to be the best and most com- prehensive...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2018; 3115–13 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2018.31.1.5
Published: 01 October 2018
... up about one-fourth of Norway s prison population. Sentences for violent offenses have also been increased for domestic violence in 1988 and 2006, and for serious and sexual violence in 2010. As of this writing, rape carries a minimum sentence of 3 years and homicide, a minimum sentence of 8 years. C...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2018; 303186–191 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2018.30.3.186
Published: 01 February 2018
...); James Bently (prosecuted on child pornography charges to assist state investigators establish that Bentley s brother, Roger Bentley, had kidnapped, raped, and murdered a 10- year-old girl, Jetseta Marrie Gage, who was the subject of the child pornography images); Jeffrey Gruber (national vice- president...
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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
... lengthening prison sentences even without rigor- ous legislative mandates. Far more consequential than the mandatory minimums was Wisconsin s truth-in-sentencing (TIS) law. Adopted in 1998, the statute was arguably the nation s harshest and most inflexible TIS reform.6 Not only did the law eliminate any...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2017; 292-3140–174 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2017.29.2-3.140
Published: 01 February 2017
... prison for longer periods has similar diminishing returns.22 For example, a 2007 National Bureau of Economic Research study found that prison stays longer than 20 months had close to no effect on reducing commission of certain crimes upon release.23 Other studies show that prison often has a...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2017; 292-395–103 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2017.29.2-3.95
Published: 01 February 2017
..., httpwww.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p.reprints. DOI: httpsdoi.org/10.1525/fsr.2017.29.2-3.95. WILLIAM H. PRYOR, Jr. U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Sentencing Commission statutory obligation to consider and address prison over- crowding.17 Earlier this year, we promulgated a reform of the career offender...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2016; 284259–263 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2016.28.4.259
Published: 01 April 2016
... behavior are universal and illu- minated by the composite data developed from the hun- dreds of thousands of cases drawn from every corner of the federal system for this article. Another important fact to remember in relation to the Sentencing Commission s guideline change is that prison is not eliminated...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2016; 283221–224 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2016.28.3.221
Published: 01 February 2016
.... Whether by introducing petty criminals to more violent offenders, forcing prisoners into racist gangs, or subjecting them to violence and rape, too often the prison system serves merely to exacerbate the criminal tendencies of its inhabitants28 Further, the lack of rehabilitative programs in prison often...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2015; 28139–44 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2015.28.1.39
Published: 01 October 2015
... good and honest Americans from being murdered, raped, robbed, assaulted, and otherwise victimized. The point of the first statement in the Myths paper our federal prison population is not exploding was not to argue that it had not increased in the past (we can all see that it has), but to point out...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2015; 274237–243 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2015.27.4.237
Published: 01 April 2015
... include eliminating mandatory prison terms, reducing drug sentencing laws, creating additional diversion and alternative supervision programs, and decreasing the imposition of hard time. The real solution, then, is not to turn to the actuarial, but to reduce prison admissions and sentences. Appendix...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2015; 273193–203 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2015.27.3.193
Published: 01 February 2015
... . . . PANEL RECOMMENDATIONS . . . Sentencing Data RSP Recommendation 11: The Secretary of Defense direct the Service Secretaries to provide sentencing data, catego- rized by offense type, particularly for all rape and sexual assault offenses under Article 120 of the UCMJ, forcible sodomy under Article 125 of...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2015; 273131–142 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2015.27.3.131
Published: 01 February 2015
... Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14 NDAA), Congress imposed two new mandatory requirements on the military. First, all allegations of rape, sexual assault, rape of a child, sexual assault of a child, forcible sodomy, or attempts to commit these offenses, must now be referred to a General Court-Martial...