During Colorado truck driver Aguilera-Mederos's initial sentencing, the trial judge admitted that he felt restricted by Colorado law and did not believe the 110-year sentence was appropriate to the crime.
The 110-year sentence for truck driver Rogel Aguilera-Mederos has already made headlines, but it feels like the prosecutor's "memento" from the case won't be far behind.
Views on kids in the justice system are changing, and the Oregon Governor's decision to commute more than 70 life sentences reflects that.
We normally think about the rise in long-term sentences as an inherently American problem, but the United Kingdom faces the same problem, too.
The Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act of 2021, a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill will prohibit the use of acquitted conduct sentencing practice by various federal judges.
Jury sentencing has faced growing criticism for years, but Virginia now allows defendants choose between a jury and a judge.
The Supreme Court’s First Step Act decision in Terry v. United States is as predictable as it is disappointing for sentencing reform.
On May 24, Tennessee governor Bill Lee signed two new justice reform bills into law. Both bills provide mechanisms to reduce jail and prison populations and recidivism. But whether or not these laws actually achieve these reductions is still largely up to the state's judges
The First Step Act provisions on powder-versus-crack cocaine sentencing were significant, but maybe not for low-level offenders.