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Apr 16

Criminal Justice Reform Must Include Civil Legal Assistance

Opinion: Criminal Justice Reform Must Include Civil Legal Assistance000001secondchancebutton-smaller_0

“The effort is part of a nationwide trend toward dramatically reducing our country’s bloated prison population, which includes a long-awaited, bipartisan federal criminal justice reform bill. As our country moves toward reversing decades of overly harsh sentences for non-violent crimes and mandatory “three strikes” life sentences, criminal justice reform packages must also incorporate civil legal assistance for those newly released from prison.” To read the rest of this report by the Justice Center click here

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