What’s Next For Sentencing Reform?

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Many criminal justice advocates from both sides of the political aisle have moved from a "tough on crime" to a "smart on crime" stance in recent years. Will the "tough" side block what some in Congress have called the best chance in a generation to enact federal sentencing reform?

The answer may be yes, and the main reason is the limited political calendar in an election year.

That’s why reformers wanted to approve a bill in a non-election . . .

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