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WashU Expert: Senate criminal justice reform bill falls short of needed changes | The Source | Washington University in St. Louis
A bipartisan groups of United States senators announced Oct. 1 legislation that would overhaul the country's criminal justice system, giving judges more leeway in sentencing and reducing sentences for some nonviolent offenders. A move in the right direction, said Carrie Pettus-Davis, PhD, an expert on criminal justice system reform at the Brown School, but the bill doesn't go far enough.