Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Law Enforcement Leaders Call for Reducing Incarceration

Some of the nation’s top law enforcement officials are joining in a call to end mass incarceration and reform out-dated and draconian criminal sentencing laws. They’re advocating more alternatives to arrest and prosecution, reclassifying some felonies to misdemeanors, and reducing or ending harsh mandatory minimum sentencing laws. They call their new organization “a surprising new voice calling for the end to unnecessary incarceration in the US, while maintaining public safety.” Christopher Martinez reports.