Sentencing

The Constitution Project promotes justice, effectiveness and efficiency in federal and state sentencing systems.  Our Sentencing Reform Committee advocates for increasing judicial discretion in sentencing decisions and improving procedural fairness and due process in the sentencing process. Relatedly, The Constitution Project is concerned by the explosion of new laws that “criminalize” seemingly innocent conduct, even when the offender lacks the intent to break the law, as well as excessive sentences for relatively non-serious offenses.

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