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

December 19, 2022

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

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Racial Disparities in State Imprisonment
Declined Substantially from 2000 to 2020

September 22, 2022

Black-White differences remain but imprisonment disparities shrunk
for all crime types, and gaps in some measures nearly closed.

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Council Launches National Veterans Justice Commission with Former U.S. Defense Secretaries Hagel, Panetta

August 16, 2022

Diverse expert panel will examine factors driving veterans’ involvement in criminal justice system, produce recommendations for policy changes.

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Elmets Communications staff on August 26, 2010.

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