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Task Force on Long Sentences Releases Comprehensive Roadmap to Strengthen Public Safety and Advance JusticeĀ 

Based on a year-long analysis, recommendations outline steps to focus resources on violence prevention and victim restoration

New Research Indicates Modest Reductions in Long Sentences in Illinois Would Result in Few Additional Arrests

Analysis for CCJ task force examined arrest histories of people who served an average of 19 years to evaluate public safety impact of shortening prison stays

New Analysis Shows U.S. Imposes Long Prison Sentences More Frequently than Other Nations

Higher homicide rates partially explain the distinction, research for CCJ task force finds.

New Analysis Shows Jump in Share of StateĀ Prison Population Serving Sentences of 10+ Years

CCJ task force report also finds increase in average time spent in prison by those receiving long sentences and a doubling of the population 55 and over serving such terms.