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The Role of the U.S. Sentencing Commission in Decarceration: First Step Act and Beyond
A weekly virtual panel discussion series to examine how the U.S. Sentencing Commission and its guidelines impact mass incarceration. We’ll speak with judges, scholars, and practitioners to discuss how guidelines, policy statements, and data collection might advance decarceration efforts and address system disparities. Watch the most recent panels here.
"There is little evidence that increases in the length of already long prison sentences yield general deterrent effects that are sufficiently large to justify their social and economic costs."
From "Deterrence in the Twenty-First Century," University of Chicago Press
“While there is certainly a subset of high-risk offenders for whom incapacitation is warranted, in general, placing people in custodial sanctions appears to contribute to, rather than reduce, reoffending.”
From "Custodial Sanctions and Reoffending: A Meta-Analytic Review," University of Chicago Press