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Top Trends in State Criminal Justice Reform, 2018

The Sentencing Project LogoThis policy brief from the Sentencing Project describes key state legislation and reforms from 2018 that were designed to reduce the scale of incarceration and lessen the impact of the collateral consequences of a felony conviction. The report highlights policy and practice changes enacted by state lawmakers that address topics such as sentencing reforms aimed at reducing the number of people in prison; the expansion of voting rights; addressing racial disparities; and raising the age of juvenile accountability.