Eve Levin  //  10/1/17  //  Topic Update


The U.S. Sentencing Commission released a report detailing possible alternatives to incarceration in the federal system (Sentencing Law & Policy). 

Local prosecutor elections provide a means to push against the policy changes at the Department of Justiceargues Taylor Pendergrass at the ACLU. 


Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

The White House conducts a "listening session" with criminal justice reform advocates focused on prisoner re-entry. The Justice Department is heightening efforts to increase the use of capital punishment.

Zachary Piaker

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of December 18, 2017

12/24/17  //  Daily Update

Attorney General Sessions rescinded 25 Justice Department guidance documents on how to interpret an array of federal laws.

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

The Attorney General announced stepped-efforts to address the opioid crisis.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School