Severe Punishments, Worth it?


A new report, by the Sentencing Project, looks at the age old question of whether a more severe punishment stops crime in its tracks. Findings include: policies such as “three strikes and you're out” and mandatory minimum sentences only burden state budgets without increasing public safety, and there is no significant public safety benefit to increasing the severity of sentences by imposing longer prison terms.

Read the report here.

Use the Crime Report for more information on sentencing.

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