TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Aug 27, 2015

Some judges across the country are pushing for a reassessment of how defendants are punished, adding to the nation’s conversation and debate regarding the criminal-justice system and high prison population. “Judges are moved by the broader public conversation about the need for reforms, and certain ones say, ‘That broader conversation ought to be reflected in the work I do, not just in the work that the political branch does.’” The New York Times highlights cases where United States judges asked for alternative or edited sentences.