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Criminal justice reform starts before the trial and sentence

Authors Marc Levin and Ed Chung discuss the harms and inequities surrounding the money bail system.

Authors

  • Marc Levin
  • Ed Chung

Recent media stories have speculated on the future of federal efforts to reform the criminal justice system. Much of the discussion surrounds the possibility of rekindling bipartisan sentencing and corrections reform legislation that was on the cusp of being enacted in the previous Congress.

While comprehensive reforms to lower federal mandatory minimum sentences remain aspirational, there are other policies on which the right and left agree that could have as much, if not more, impact in reducing the nation’s incarcerated population while maintaining public safety.

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Authors

Marc Levin

Ed Chung

Senior Fellow