Taking A Second Look A Long Sentences

Today The Sentencing Project released a comprehensive analysis of a growing, powerful tool to curb mass incarceration: second look policies that enable extreme sentences to be re-evaluated.

The report, A Second Look at Injustice, reveals that a remarkable 25 states have recently introduced such legislation to review long sentences and reforms have advanced in jurisdictions across the country. These reforms could significantly shrink the prison population and tackle its racial disparities.