Criminal Justice Reform, Part II: Hearing Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, July 15, 2015   [open pdf - 3MB]

This is a compilation of the July 15, 2015 hearing entitled "Criminal Justice Reform, Part II," held before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. From the committee's website: "Hearing Purpose: (1) To share lessons on criminal justice reform from states that have successfully implemented new policies. (2) To hear from a diverse panel of experts regarding emerging areas of reform at both the state and federal levels, including existing and forthcoming bills before the House and Senate. (3) To broaden the conversation on criminal justice reform. Hearing Background: Criminal justice reform efforts typically fall into one of three categories, each of which will be discussed in the hearings: 'Front end' measures address how people end up in prison in the first place and the length of sentences they will receive. Reform of mandatory minimums, for example, attempts to reduce prison populations and recidivism by allowing judges to impose shorter sentences on nonviolent offenders. 'Behind the wall' reforms attempt to change the operations of the prisons themselves. 'Back end' changes focus on the circumstances of release from prison, including serving portions of sentences in an alternative custody arrangement and rehabilitation programs." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Kevin Ring, Marc A. Levin, John G. Malcolm, Liz Ryan, and Brett L. Tolman.

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