"Mandatory Minimum Sentencing, Crime, and Mass Incarceration: The Case of Mississippi"
Sentencing Law and Policy
by Douglas A. Berman
6M ago
The title of this post is the title of this new article authored by Mehdi Barati now available via SSRN. Here is its abstract: The high rates of incarceration and the substantial financial and societal burdens associated with them have ..read more
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Council on Criminal Justice releases new policy roadmap encouraging alternatives to prosecution and incarceration for justice-involved veterans
Sentencing Law and Policy
by Douglas A. Berman
6M ago
Via email, I learned today of an exciting and impactful new report from the Council on Criminal Justice’s Veterans Justice Commission. Here are all the details and links via the text of the email: CCJ’s Veterans Justice Commission today released ..read more
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"Collusive Prosecution"
Sentencing Law and Policy
by Douglas A. Berman
6M ago
The title of this post is the title of this recent article I just came across via SSRN and authored by Ben McJunkin and J.J. Prescott. Here is its abstract: In this Article, we argue that increasingly harsh collateral consequences ..read more
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Proud Boys leader, Enrique Tarrio, sentenced to 22 years for his role in Jan 6 activities
Sentencing Law and Policy
by Douglas A. Berman
6M ago
As reported in this Politico piece, "Enrique Tarrio, the national leader of the Proud Boys on Jan. 6, 2021, was sentenced Tuesday to 22 years in prison for masterminding a seditious conspiracy aimed at derailing the transfer of power from ..read more
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Notable new resource provides "Data for Defenders"
Sentencing Law and Policy
by Douglas A. Berman
6M ago
Though I am institutionally disinclined to praise anything emerging from the school up north, I am still quite pleased to highlight and compliment a new UM resource brought to my attention by Eve Brensike Primus, who is a Prof at ..read more
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Guest post: "A plea for juries — at sentencing"
Sentencing Law and Policy
by Douglas A. Berman
6M ago
I am very pleased to have the opportunity to publish this guest post from Marah Stith McLeod, who is a Associate Professor at Notre Dame Law School and the authors of a number of great sentencing articles. I am grateful ..read more
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A hot, long reading list for a hot, long (last?) summer weekend
Sentencing Law and Policy
by Douglas A. Berman
6M ago
The hot weather this weekend, at least on the east coast, makes it feel like we are still in the middle of summer. But with college football and law school classes now in full swing, the Labor Day weekend certain ..read more
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Two more lengthy sentences for Proud Boy members involved in Jan 6
Sentencing Law and Policy
by Douglas A. Berman
6M ago
As reported in this Reuters article, a "leader of the far-right Proud Boys was sentenced to 18 years in prison on Friday while another member got 10 years for their roles in the Jan. 6, 2021, assault on the U.S ..read more
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Register for "Rewriting the Sentence II Summit" in DC in October
Sentencing Law and Policy
by Douglas A. Berman
6M ago
I am pleased and honored to be committed to speak at this big sentencing conference scheduled to take place in Washington DC next month. Here is how the conference is described on on this registration page: The Rewriting the Sentence ..read more
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Fascinating accounting of Hawaii's unusual sentencing process and increasing minimum terms
Sentencing Law and Policy
by Douglas A. Berman
6M ago
This lengthy new article from Honolulu City Beat provides an interesting review of Hawaii's unique sentencing system and recent trends. The full headline provides the basics: "Hawaii’s Sentencing Process Is Complicating Efforts To Reform The Prison System: More aggressive minimum ..read more
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