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The State of Sentencing 2010: Developments in Policy and Practice

During 2010, state legislatures in at least 23 states and the District of Columbia
adopted 35 criminal justice policies that may contribute to reductions in the prison
population and eliminate barriers to reentry while promoting effective approaches to
public safety. This report provides an overview of recent policy reforms in the areas
of sentencing, probation and parole, drug policy, the prison census count, collateral
consequences, and juvenile justice.