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May 20, 2021

Rounding up a lot of interesting new news and commentary

Many days it often seems like there is just too much notable news coverage and good commentary on sentencing matters for me to keep up.  Today was one of those days, and so I will catch up with a round-up of headlines and links:

From Brittany K. Barnett via USA Today, "Release people incarcerated under draconian marijuana laws"

From the Christian Science Monitor, "What Supreme Court’s jettisoning of precedent may mean for future"

From Daniel Nichanian at The Appeal, "Wins for Larry Krasner and New Allies Signal Reformers' Growing Reach"

From the Desert News, "Sen. Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch: Botching criminal justice reform comes at a steep cost"

From NorthJersey.com, "NJ allows non-violent drug offenders to apply for new sentences"

From NPR, "Congress Wants To Set Up One-Stop Shops To Help Ex-Inmates Stay Out Of Prison"

From Udi Ofer at The Hill, "President Biden can prevent over 4,000 people from being sent back to prison"

From WSB-TV (Georgia), "Some local judges offering sentence reductions to offenders who get vaccinated"

May 20, 2021 at 10:31 PM | Permalink


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