As Washington Gets Tough On Crime, States Moderate

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/09/28/nyregion/28SENT.html?ex=1065326400 As the Bush administration minimizes plea bargaining and prosecutes the most serious charges possible, states are reducing or eliminating prison sentences for some crimes. The New York Times says this results in “a somewhat contradictory” crime-fighting agenda. “To just say everybody should go to jail all the time is unfair and very simplistic,” says
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