Today, the Smart on Crime Coalition released a report, entitled Smart on Crime: Recommendations for the Administration and Congress. The Coalition includes a number of great organizations, such as the ABA, ACLU, the Cato Institute, FAMM, Institute for Justice, Innocence Project, NACDL, NAACP, Prison Fellowship and the Sentencing Project.
The report “provides the 112th Congress and the Administration with analysis of the problems plaguing our state and federal criminal justice systems and a series of recommendations to address these failures. It provides a comprehensive examination of the criminal justice system, from the creation of new criminal laws to ex-offenders’ reentry into communities after serving their sentences. Our broad recommendations range from helping to restore and empower victims to identifying ways to protect the rights of the accused.”
I hav not had time to read it yet, but stay tuned for posts on the substance of the report.