Can Congress Pass Criminal Justice Reform?

Bipartisan negotiators are working on bills to fix sentencing guidelines and reform the prison system There’s a growing bipartisan consensus around criminal justice reform, but it’s not yet clear if that will be enough to get a bill through Congress. Supporters of reform got several hopeful signs last week. Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders, then […]

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Criminal Justice Reform is Becoming Washington’s Bipartisan Cause

But consensus may not beget success in Congress. The need to reform the broken U.S. criminal-justice system is fast becoming the rare cause for which Washington’s warring factions will lay down their weapons and work together. Normally fierce adversaries, a wide-ranging coalition of advocacy groups on both sides of the political spectrum announced Thursday that they are joining forces in […]

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