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SUPREME COURT TO REVIEW LAW LIMITING ATTACKS ON FEDERAL CONVICTIONS
U.S. Supreme Court case to be argued on November 1 may result in a major decision supporting restrictions on how many times the federal courts can consider claims against the convictions and sentences of criminals.........read more >>


CRIME & CONSEQUENCES BLOG
CA LEGISLATURE TRIES TO PROTECT GASCÓN’S SENTENCE REDUCTION POLICY
DA George Gascón’s effort to reduce the death sentences of every condemned Los Angeles County murderer faces a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday. On February 15, Gascón moved to recall the death sentence of a convicted murderer........read more >>
FEDERAL STUDY: LONGER SENTENCES REDUCE RECIDIVISM
A study released by the U.S. Sentencing Commission confirms its findings from an earlier study that federal criminals who receive longer sentences are less likely to commit new crimes than those who receive shorter sentences. CJLF notes that the study contradicts claims by progressive DAs that longer sentences increase recidivism and shorter sentences reduce recidivism. CJLF’s recent research review was utilized in the U.S. Sent. Commission study.......read more >>