A Second Look at Injustice

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"Over 200,000 people in U.S. prisons were serving life sentences in 2020—more people than were in prison with any sentence in 1970.  Nearly half of the life- sentenced population is African American. Nearly one- third is age 55 or older....

Legislatorxs in 25 states, including Minnesota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Florida, have recently introduced second look bills. A federal bill allowing resentencing for youth crimes has bipartisan support. And, over 60 elected prosecutors and law enforcement leaders have called for second look legislation, with several prosecutors' offices having launched sentence review units....

[This] report presents in-depth accounts of three reform efforts that can be models for the nation."

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