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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (4): 195–201.
Published: 11 May 2020
... should look to enact modifications related to how their offices treat the sentencing process for more serious and violent crimes. II. Clarifying Sentencing Goals While punishment is not reducible to a single meaning or single purpose, 17 our criminal sentences tend to reflect four principles that...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2019) 32 (2): 76–85.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Justice 2019 First Step Act sentencing resentencing sentence modification second look rehabilitation Model Penal Code judges federal Second Looks at Sentences under the First Step Act I. Introduction Under the First Step Act of 2018, federal prisoners may now petition courts directly for...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 32 (3): 153–156.
Published: 01 February 2020
...William J. Sabol; Thaddeus L. Johnson © 2020 Vera Institute of Justice 2020 The 1994 Crime Bill: Legacy and Lessons Impacts on Prison Populations Key Findings  Many states already had enhanced sentences for people convicted of violent offenses by the time the 1994 Crime Bill was enacted...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2019) 32 (1): 56–62.
Published: 01 October 2019
... scientific 56 FEDERAL SENTENCING REPORTER VOL . 32 , NO . 1 OCT OB ER 2019 Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 56 62, ISSN 1053-9867, electronic ISSN 1533-8363. Public document retrieved from: nij.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh171/files/media/document/253056.pdf. DOI: httpsdoi.org/10.1525/fsr...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2019) 31 (4-5): 279–283.
Published: 01 April 2019
... iceberg of those deserving a sentence modification. Moreover, behind these statistics of long sentences are well-documented and deeply troubling racial disparities.6 Even more disturbing, a large number of inmates are serving sentences that would not be imposed today. Some sentences were meted out prior...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2019) 31 (4-5): 331–368.
Published: 01 April 2019
... fair and just results only when trials occur in meaningful numbers. The first task in solving a problem is identifying its causes, and this report nails that step. Mandatory mini- mum sentencing provisions have played an important role in reducing our trial rate from more than 20% thirty years ago to 3...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2018) 31 (2): 99–100.
Published: 01 December 2018
... Moritz College of Law Significant talk about significant federal criminal justice reform has been prevalent both inside and outside the Beltway in recent years. But, as noted in this space five years ago, big talk about federal sentencing reform has long been a lot easier and a lot more common than big...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2018) 31 (2): 119–125.
Published: 01 December 2018
... complete programming could obtain earned time credits used to serve out some of their prison sentence in a halfway house or on home confinement. The FIRST STEP Act also requires the BOP to place prisoners within 500 driving miles of their families; makes it easier for volunteers to enter federal prisons...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2018) 31 (1): 5–13.
Published: 01 October 2018
... States, but much of the responsibility for criminal sentencing and corrections rests with the states2 and local government, as does much of the recent momentum in criminal justice reform.3 And when a policy or set of policies is successfully implemented in one U.S. state, it can diffuse outward rather...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2018) 31 (1): 21–27.
Published: 01 October 2018
... was imported from Drug Court in Ireland, Scotland, and the United States with modifications. The ND program is an alternative criminal sanction for drug users who are recidivists in the criminal justice system. The District Courts in the two cities can decide to give a conditional sentence as an...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2018) 30 (4-5): 348–360.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., httprestoration.ccresource center.org. Executive Pardon Pardon has been described as the patriarch of restoration mechanisms, whose roots in America are directly traceable 348 FEDERAL SENTENCING REPORTER VOL . 30 , NOS . 4 -5 APR IL/JUNE 2018 Federal Sentencing Reporter, Vol. 30, Nos. 4-5, pp. 348 360, ISSN 1053-9867...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2018) 30 (4-5): 294–299.
Published: 01 April 2018
... have conducted such an investigation, and this is one of those cases. In addition to presiding over the trial in Doe s case and her subsequent sentencing, I have reviewed every page of the extensive file that was created during her five years under probation supervision. I conclude that the public s...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2018) 30 (3): 165–170.
Published: 01 February 2018
... How central a role can and should prosecutors play in solving problems that may be characterized as criminal, but are deeply rooted in social and economic inequality, or raise questions about the role of government in determining personal choices? FEDERAL SENTENC ING REPORTER VOL . 30 , NO . 3...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2017) 30 (2): 114–124.
Published: 01 December 2017
... also permitted the new drug grid created by the Sentencing Guidelines to go into effect, but with a few modifications: the Commission was directed to rank first-degree possession and sale at the same severity level (rather than ranking sale at a higher severity level as originally proposed by the...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2017) 29 (5): 267–270.
Published: 01 June 2017
... Reduction Provisions of the Model Penal Code Sentencing Revision, 42 U. Tol. L. Rev. 859 (2011); Margaret Love, Taking a Serious Look at Second Look Sentencing Reforms, 21 Fed. Sent g Rep. 149, 150 (2009). Section 3582(c) provides in part as follows: Modification of an imposed term of imprisonment. The...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2017) 29 (2-3): 126–130.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Frank O. Bowman, III © 2017 Vera Institute of Justice 2017 First Principles and Practical Politics: Thoughts on Judge Pryor s Proposal to Revive Presumptive Federal Sentencing Guidelines In recent remarks to the American Law Institute, Judge William Pryor recommended abandonment of the post...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2017) 29 (2-3): 69–79.
Published: 01 February 2017
... dangerous criminals. Mandatory minimum sentencing became an important tool for keeping them off the streets. Modifications to it should be targeted toward particular categories, especially nonviolent offenders and persons with drug, alcohol, or mental health issues, and should require disclosure by the...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2017) 29 (2-3): 140–174.
Published: 01 February 2017
... 100,000 Americans.6 While the downward trend is welcome, a yearly declining rate of 1 percent is modest at best. At this pace, it would take nearly 75 years to return to the 1985 incarceration rate of 200 per 100,000.7 140 FEDERAL SENTENCING REPORTER VOL . 29 , NOS . 2 3 DECEMB ER 2016 FEB RUARY 2017...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2016) 29 (1): 39–46.
Published: 01 October 2016
... uniquely predictable system, which allows the state to anticipate resource needs and address potential capacity issues by way of the Commission s consistently accurate prison projection model.7 Although there have been some modifications to sen- tencing laws since the passage of the Structured Sentencing...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2016) 28 (4): 264–267.
Published: 01 April 2016
... juveniles to petition a court for sentence modification after a period of time.14 Legislative efforts are still underway, and are likely to be spurred by the Court s recent statement in Montgomery that a] State may remedy a Miller violation by permitting juvenile homicide offenders to be considered for...