Category Archive: alternative sentencing

Jun 29

Arkansas Sentencing Changes: New Standards Should Help Plea Deals.

Arkansas Times By Jacob Rosenberg In a move that could reduce departures from standard criminal sentences and reduce the growth of the state’s prison population, the Arkansas Sentencing Commission recently approved a new standards grid that will go into effect Jan. 1, 2018. The grid helps judges and prosecutors determine appropriate sentences by taking into account an …

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