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Stanford expert endorses push for federal prison sentencing reform

Hands gripping prison bars
Aug 4 2015
Faculty, Stanford

Stanford School of Law Professor David Sklansky advocates overhauling federal prison sentencing guidelines that have locked up millions of Americans – many of them young black men – for nonviolent crimes. One big problem is the proliferation of mandatory minimum sentencing laws.

It is time to fix the flaws of the U.S. justice system, which is bloated, costly and harsh, a Stanford law professor says.

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