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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2022) 34 (5): 327–333.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Christine S. Scott-Hayward; Connie Ireland Decades of research on the impact of pretrial detention demonstrates that pretrial detention has consistent negative impacts on case outcomes. In particular, in the federal system, detained defendants are more likely to be sentenced to prison...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2022) 34 (5): 269–273.
Published: 01 June 2022
...Jacob Schuman This special issue of the Federal Sentencing Reporter is dedicated to community supervision in the federal criminal justice system. Federal law recognizes two justifications for community supervision: public safety and rehabilitation. Yet these justifications are in tension...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2022) 34 (5): 318–321.
Published: 01 June 2022
... rehabilitation. © 2022 Vera Institute of Justice. All rights reserved. 2022 supervision sentencing criminal rehabilitation law judges judicial reentry The Judicial Role in Supervision and Reentry JACOB SCHUMAN Assistant Professor, Penn State Law Judges and courts play a key role in federal...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2022) 34 (4): 245–250.
Published: 01 April 2022
... something else: greater attention to the humanity of offenders at the sentencing proceeding. Sentencing now is often a routine, unreasoned affair; even draconian sentences are sometimes imposed with little or no explanation of the goals they are meant to serve. Respect for dignity demands more than...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2022) 34 (2-3): 128–138.
Published: 01 February 2022
... as fines, penalties, and restitution are typically non-dischargeable in bankruptcy, regardless of their purpose, as long as they were contained in a sentencing order in a criminal case. Over the past four decades, the need to fund cash-strapped state and local governments generally, and to pay for mass...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2021) 34 (1): 2–11.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Hon. Lynn Adelman In my paper, I discuss what I believe is the most effective approach to sentencing drug defendants. I start with the proposition that in many, if not most cases, incarcerating drug offenders does more harm than good. Imprisonment contributes to mass incarceration, does not deter...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2021) 34 (1): 71–79.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Colleen M. Berryessa Using a national sample of U.S. adults ( N = 371), this study experimentally examines (1) public support for the use of strategies that provide early release (i.e., “second chance” mechanisms) to individuals serving long-term prison sentences for drug crimes; and (2) how levels...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2021) 34 (1): 80–88.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Sarah Brady Siff The early history of drug sentences in California provides a quintessential example of structural racism in law. The demands of white voters to escalate penalties for drug crimes followed a pattern of collective myth making and value signaling that insisted opiates, cocaine...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2021) 33 (5): 319–327.
Published: 01 June 2021
...John Gleeson The president’s power to grant clemency is but one feature of a sentence-correction ecosystem. But the abolition of federal parole in the 1980s left the clemency power as the only way to correct lawfully imposed sentences for the simple reason that they are too damn long. This article...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2021) 33 (4): 252–258.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Benjamin L. Chanenson Data are essential for good sentencing policy. It is impossible to act intelligently without knowing what is happening on the ground. This is especially true with drug offenses, which drive a significant portion of prosecutions and sentences every year. Accessible, high...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2021) 33 (4): 237–239.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Sara Andrews The complex, intricate process of felony sentencing in Ohio makes ensuring clear, comprehendible sentences of the utmost import for the administration of justice and promoting confidence in the system. As such, for more than a year, the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission worked...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2021) 33 (4): 247–249.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Justice Michael P. Donnelly; Judge Gene A. Zmuda; Judge Pierre H. Bergeron We are Ohio state court judges with actual experience in imposing and/or reviewing criminal felony sentences. We are unaware of any expressed objection by Ohio’s judiciary to having more relevant information available...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2021) 33 (4): 217–220.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Steven L. Chanenson; Douglas A. Berman Sentencing data are ubiquitous, as are discussions about the need for and importance of data collection and assessments. More and more criminal justice stakeholders acknowledge—or even proclaim—that data are valuable, if not essential, for sentencing decision...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2021) 33 (3): 160–162.
Published: 01 February 2021
... with their executive and legislative colleagues. The essay also chronicles Judge Weinstein’s approach to sentencing and commitment to procedural justice. © 2021 Vera Institute of Justice. All rights reserved. 2021 Sentencing Sentencing Guidelines Judge Justice Procedural Justice Prison Jack B...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2021) 33 (3): 155–159.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Kate Stith Over more than half a century of service on the federal bench Judge Weinstein has produced reams of articles, speeches, and opinions, attempting to convince higher courts and Congress to recast sentencing law on the basis of fairness. Like any great jurist, Judge Weinstein did not win...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2021) 33 (3): 168–172.
Published: 01 February 2021
... as well as the wider federal criminal legal system. © 2021 Vera Institute of Justice. All rights reserved. 2021 courts criminal procedure federal criminal law sentencing supervised release Serving a Rehabilitative Goal: Assessing Judge Jack B. Weinstein s Supervised Release Jurisprudence I...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2021) 33 (3): 184–188.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Thomas Ward Frampton © 2021 Vera Institute of Justice. All rights reserved. 2021 judges sentencing robes mass incarceration Code of Judicial Conduct Hanging Up the Robe I. Introduction When a death sentence is carried out in the United States, the executioner often wears a distinct...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2021) 33 (3): 189–196.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Deirdre D. von Dornum Judge Jack B. Weinstein approached every sentencing with his trademark compassion and intellectual rigor. This was nowhere more evident than in two of the most challenging sentencing contexts: child pornography and terrorism. This essay considers Judge Weinstein’s refusal...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 33 (1-2): 1–2.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Douglas A. Berman The remarkable events of 2020 have disrupted and altered all sorts of plans, and this issue of FSR covers some of the many varied criminal justice and sentencing echoes of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and urgent new calls for racial justice. The intense and dynamic topics...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter (2020) 33 (1-2): 11–21.
Published: 01 December 2020
...Nora V. Demleitner Recidivism is now the guiding principle of punishment and has become the new hallmark of criminal justice reform, as reflected in the U.S. Sentencing Commission’s recidivism project. So far, the Commission has issued three reports in 2020 alone, which outline the parameters...