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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2011; 24157–61 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2011.24.1.57
Published: 01 October 2011
... violence. Failure to address domestic violence during prisoner reentry can place victims of domestic violence in continued danger and can also increase the reentering indi- vidual s risk of returning to prison. Only a very few state and federal institutions offer services that address domestic violence...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2020; 323153–156 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2020.32.3.153
Published: 01 February 2020
... Expansion Enacted in the wake of historic peaks in violence and public fear of crime, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (Crime Bill)1 included provisions to directly and indirectly affect the size and composition of state and federal prison populations. Among these were measures that...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2020; 323147–152 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2020.32.3.147
Published: 01 February 2020
... Pell grants to federal and state prisoners and created incentive grant programs encouraging states to expand prison capacity and toughen sentencing for crimes of violence. (See the Appendix for a detailed summary of the Crime Bill s major provisions.) In all, the Crime Bill authorized more than $30...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2020; 323178–180 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2020.32.3.178
Published: 01 February 2020
... requirements for judges to impose longer prison terms in more cases. The federal sentencing system reflected this important shift in attitudes and laws. In 1984, Congress passed the Sentencing Reform Act which, among other things, estab- lished the United States Sentencing Commission (Sen- tencing Commission...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2020; 323145–146 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2020.32.3.145
Published: 01 February 2020
... racial disparities prison jail parole probation Crime Bill Research Illustrates Role of New Council on Criminal Justice as Center of Gravity for the Field Our nation s criminal justice system is not producing enough safety or justice. Although crime and incarceration rates have dropped from...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 32276–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.32.2.76
Published: 01 December 2019
... violence in the prison, and about time spent locked down in cells or isolated in solitary confinement. Finally, a judge who is reassessing a sentence that he or she imposed has experienced a passage of time as well. As Judge Coughenour observed, seeing a person during his sentence makes more concrete the...
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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
... of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention, U.S. Dep t of Justice, Promising Strategies to Reduce Gun Violence, Profile No. 38 (Feb. 1999), httpswww.ojjdp.gov/pubs/gun_violence/ profile38.html. 7 Newt Gingrich & Pat Nolan, Prison Reform: A Smart Way for States to Save Money and Lives, Wash. Post...
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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
... Criminal justice reform has had a firm place in news headlines for more than a decade. When the mass incar- ceration crisis came to the fore in 2008, with reports that one in a hundred adults in America was behind bars, there had already long been cries for reducing the prison and jail populations.1 Reform...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 32150–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.32.1.50
Published: 01 October 2019
...Jeffrey A. Rosen © 2019 Vera Institute of Justice 2019 Remarks on the Implementation of the First Step Act Good morning everyone. I m joined here today by Hugh Hurwitz, the Acting Director of the Bureau of Prisons, David Muhlhausen, the Director of the National Institute of Justice, and from...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 32156–62 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.32.1.56
Published: 01 October 2019
... specific agency goals. BetaGov provides technical assistance to PA DOC in their goals to: 1) reduce the use of solitary confinement, 2) reduce violence and assaults within PA DOC prisons, and 3) improve staff wellness. With regard to reaching these goals, staff at all levels of PA DOC were invited to...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 32142–49 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.32.1.42
Published: 01 October 2019
... breath to steady herself before revealing the reality she has lived ever since her father and sole caretaker was sen- tenced to seventy-two months in prison for a nonviolent offense. It was not the kind of testimonial often heard by an assembly largely comprised of federal and state judges, prosecutors...
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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
... extortion than orderly proceeding. Federal prosecutors derive their power to pressure and punish from the fact that they often hold the keys to how much prison time a defendant will receive. In extreme (but hardly rare) cases, a prosecutor can dictate the sentence by manipulating charges and enhancement...
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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
... overcriminalization and the soaring prison population from afar. But the proliferation of plea bargaining has largely eliminated the public s tra- ditional ability to nullify the government s overreach in individual cases. Despite the clear intentions of the coun- try s founders, American society has willingly handed...
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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; 314-5284–298 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.31.4-5.284
Published: 01 April 2019
... the desired proportion of defendants plead guilty. Can there be any doubt that if the punishment for driving under the influence were life in prison without the possibility of parole, nearly 100 percent of defendants would plead guilty in return for a few weeks in jail, a stiff fine, or the loss of...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2019; 314-5321–330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2019.31.4-5.321
Published: 01 April 2019
... Extinction and How to Save it (2018) [hereinafter the Trial Penalty], available at https www.nacdl.org/trialpenaltyreport/. 3 International Centre for Prison Studies, World Prison Brief, Highest to Lowest Prison Population Rate, httpwww. prisonstudies.org/highest-to-lowest/prison_population_rate...
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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
... abuse and mental health treatment, reentry support for people leaving prison, violence preven- tion programming, and crime victim services. Connecticut budget experts estimate that reclassification of drug possession will reduce the prison population by an estimated 1,120 people during fiscal year (FY...
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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
... additional unofficial punishments.29 They may yell obscenities or use physical force as a first response to any negative behavior, whether a prisoner commits violence or simply walks too slowly to the housing unit. And many officers create environments where the explicit and implicit message every day is...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2018; 312112–115 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2018.31.2.112
Published: 01 December 2018
... into gangs, extorted or beaten for showing weakness, and once I was almost assaulted just because someone didn t like the way I looked. Being an inmate in prison is a process of constantly having to watch your back (and your front). Violence in prison sometimes seems to be in the atmosphere itself...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2018; 312116–118 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2018.31.2.116
Published: 01 December 2018
... trauma, violence, or abuse. When asked what happens to women in prison, Sam told the audience that they are victimized, traumatized, and stripped of their dignity over and over again. She explained that male guards watch the women undress, that the women have to pay for tampons and pads with their...