In its first meeting, the bipartisan panel charged with examining challenges in the federal corrections system will discuss the key issues facing the criminal justice system related to prison costs, overcrowding, and population growth.
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Prop 47 reclassifies certain felonies as misdemeanors in an effort to reduce mass incarceration. But truly reducing prison populations will require more than just reforms to drug and property offenses. Read More