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Truth in Sentencing

Time to Put Truth and Common Sense Back Into Sentencing of Youthful Offenders

Steve Drizin | Posted 05.01.2016 | Crime
Steve Drizin

Twenty years ago, however, there was a different "truth" about youthful offenders. That "truth" was that the United States was on the brink of a crime wave committed by juvenile "superpredators."

Sentencing Cameron Douglas -- Or, the Selective Implementation of the War on Drugs

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

What if judges routinely and consistently departed from sentencing guidelines? What impact could it have on the composition of the inmate population nationwide?