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April 6, 2006

Following Alabama sentencing reform

This morning's Montgomery Advertiser has this interesting editorial, entitled "Commission has much left to do," which highlights the long path to effective sentencing reform.  Here's how it starts:

The passage of statewide sentencing guidelines was a landmark event that holds great potential for helping ease the chronic overcrowding of Alabama's prison.  Alabamians owe a generous measure of appreciation to the Alabama Sentencing Commission.

Even with that notable objective accomplished, however, the work of the commission is by no means over.  It will now shift its focus to improving community corrections programs and moving toward its eventual goal of truth in sentencing, in which the time sentenced is the time served, as in the federal judicial system.

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im a student trying to figure out how this new law is suppose to work any information
will be welcome.

Posted by: belinda penn | Oct 10, 2006 7:32:44 PM

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