Contrary to Media Reports, Criminal Justice Reform Is Anything but Dead


Contrary to Media Reports, Criminal Justice Reform Is Anything but Dead

In 1897, an infamous New York Journal article pronounced the death of Mark Twain.
Upon hearing the report, Twain, still alive and kicking, quipped, “The report of my death was an exaggeration.”
Such exaggerations still abound. More than a century later, some in the media are proclaiming the death of criminal justice reform efforts.
One New York Magazine article in 2016 declared that “criminal justice reform in Washington (though perhaps not in the states) is probably dead.”
But much to the contrary, bipartisan groups of lawmakers are still pushing for reform in Washington, proving such reports to be wrong. In addition, criminal …

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