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Monday, November 30, 2015

Update: Forum on criminal justice

Posted By on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 12:03 PM

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You can watch live until 1 p.m. today on forum on criminal justice at the Clinton School. Participants include a legislative task force on criminal justice reform (how to deal with exploding prison populations, in other words) and the Coalition for Public Safety. Watch here.

This event is part of the Coalition’s Fair Sentencing & Fair Chances National Tour, a coordinated effort among eight of the nation’s most prominent conservative and progressive organizations to reduce jail and prison populations, cut incarceration costs, reduce recidivism, and remove barriers for those re-entering society to lead productive lives.

UPDATE: Here's a report from the AP's Andrew DeMillo on Gov. Asa Hutchinson's comments, particularly his desire to see the legislature take a look at sentencing guidelines. They aren't being uniformly followed, resulting in disparities in sentencing, he said.

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