Federal Prosecution for the 21st Century

brennan102In this new report from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, researchers looked at one very specific piece of the criminal justice puzzle – federal prosecutors. These men and women have significant power within the system; they decide which cases to bring to trial and also make sentencing recommendations.

The report proposes redefining what success means to these prosecutors, with three key goals:

  • reducing violent and serious crime
  • reducing prison populations
  • reducing recidivism

Would this proposed refocusing of federal prosecutors’ priorities make a significant difference in prison reform?

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