Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hope Springs Eternal: Criminal Justice Policy Roadmap for New Administration

A coalition of twenty organizations announced the publication of a catalog of key criminal justice issues and policy recommendations for the next administration and congress. The catalog, available here, identifies 43 criminal justice priorities in 15 issue areas. A sampling of topics includes: Overcriminalization of Conduct and Overfederalization of Criminal Law; federal law enforcement reform; forensic science reform; federal sentencing reform; innocence issues; prison reform and successful reentry programs; and public defense reform.

The ACLU also announced a to-do list for President-Elect Obama of priorities for the next administration. Some issues that need addressed? Closing Guantanamo, torture, and warrantless spying to start.

Yes We Can!

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