A.C.L.U. in $50 Million Push to Reduce Jail Sentences

A.C.L.U. in $50 Million Push to Reduce Jail Sentences

November 11, 2014 | by Erik Eckholm | The New York Times

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Through a $50 million foundation grant, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is challenging tough-on-crime policy, which is believed among scholars to be counterproductive. This article highlights certain goals the ACLU plans to achieve, such as reducing incarceration by 50% over eight years.

Through a $50 million foundation grant, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is challenging tough-on-crime policy, which is believed among scholars to be counterproductive. This article highlights certain goals the ACLU plans to achieve, such as reducing incarceration by 50% over eight years.