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"Supreme cruelty: SCOTUS refuses to limit the tortures of solitary confinement ," by Austin Sarat, The Hill, December 01, 2023
"Justices To Decide Jury's Role In Career Criminal Sentences," by Katie Buehler, Law360, November 20, 2023
"Supreme Court refuses to correct prolonged solitary confinement, provoking liberal dissent," by Kelsey Reichmann, Courthouse News Service, November 13, 2023
"DC Superior Court Giving Second Chances To Prisoners," by Walter Pavlo, Forbes, October 14, 2023
"Louisiana Supreme Court Ruling Overturns Reform Law Intended to Fix “Three-Strikes” Sentences," by Richard A. Webster, ProPublica, October 04, 2023
"How Can We Better Understand Federal Sentencing Through Plea Agreements?," by Billy Sinclair, The Crime Report, September 20, 2023
"U.S. panel votes to expand compassionate release for prisoners," by Sarah N. Lynch and Nate Raymond, Reuters, April 06, 2023
"One North Philly woman’s fight to end life without parole sentencing," by Nate File, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 15, 2023
"Washington makes a major change to prison sentencing but not for people already behind bars," by Jeanie Lindsay, KUOW, June 09, 2023
"Alabama approves enhanced penalties for ‘criminal enterprise’," AP News, June 02, 2023
"Acquitted-Conduct Sentencing: A Quagmire Neither the Supreme Court Nor the U.S. Sentencing Commission Can Continue to Avoid," by Harry Sandick and Nicole Scully, Law.com, May 30, 2023
"New prison reform bills show ‘people are greater than their biggest mistake’," by Anna Gustafson, Michigan Advance, May 08, 2023
"As the Clock Ticks on Acquitted Conduct Sentencing, Is Relevant Conduct Sentencing Next?," by Matthew D. Lee and Saverio S. Romeo, The Legal Intelligencer, April 05, 2023
"Justices Doubtful On Tying Judges' Hands In Gun Sentencing," by Marco Poggio, Law360, March 28, 2023
"Washington State Bill Would Undo ‘Superpredator’-Era Sentencing Scheme," by Chelsea Moore and Christopher Blackwell, The Appeal, March 27, 2023