Mauer ‘Not Overly Optimistic’ About Sessions on Sentencing

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"I'm not overly optimistic' about the prospects for federal sentencing reform under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Marc Mauer of The Sentencing Project tells AlterNet. He notes that the Alabama senator has backed "some criminal justice reform in the past, most notably the Fair Sentencing Act and the Prison Rape Elimination Act ... but in other areas, he's pretty much a hardliner. He . . .

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