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October 20, 2008

Proceedings from USSC imprisonment alternatives symposium

I am very pleased to see that the US Sentencing Commission has now posted here on its website the proceedings of its big event this past summer examining incarceration alternatives.  Here is how the USSC describes the event in its link to the proceedings:

On July 14-15, 2008, the United States Sentencing Commission held a national symposium on alternatives to incarceration in Washington, D.C.  The purposes of this symposium were to gather information regarding the use of alternatives to incarceration and to provide a forum for idea-sharing concerning possible implementation of non-incarceration sanctions in the federal system.

The proceedings page has lots of interesting materials through this link to the CD of materials dIstributed at the symposium.  Also, the transcript of the proceedings has the look of a formal publication that the USSC has produced.  This publication is now must reading for any and everyone working on alternatives to incarceration.

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