Shorter Sentences, Shrinking Prisons
"A new report by some of New York’s key criminal justice players recommends major changes to the state’s sentencing system. The report ... would reduce the length of prison
sentences and broaden eligibility for probation and other alternatives
to incarceration for about one-third of the felony convictions New York
hands down each year. The report would also end the state parole board’s
traditional role as the arbiter of when, exactly, prisoners go home."
View the Report