American Bar Association
Criminal Justice Section: Corrections Committee

Criminal Justice Section:
Corrections Committee

About the Committee

Studies issues that affect correctional institutions and inmates. Examines matters related to sentencing, such as sentencing alternatives and mandatory sentencing issues. Prepares testimony before the U.S. Sentencing Commission on such issues as offense and offender characteristics, judicial discretion with the guidelines, availability of probation, and sentence severity.


1. Work to implement new ABA policy that supports the restoration of Pell Grant funding to prison education programs (possible CLE, op-eds, sending materials to members of congress)

2. Offer commentary and policy suggestions, based on existing ABA policy, to the Colson Commission on federal prisons (we’ve drafted some testimony but it’s currently awaiting ABA approval)

3. To develop policy proposals and programs around existing ABA policy on correctional oversight (possible subject-matter conference)

4. To develop a live panel or CLE webinar on changes to solitary confinement rules and regulations

News & Announcements

What’s Going On in Our Prisons?


(Op-Ed in The New York Times)

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Ball, William
Fogal, Matthew
Reiter, Keramet

Committee Roster  

Section Events

Section Events

    False Claims Act Update: How Escobar Has Rewritten the FCA Playbook


    False Claims Act Update: How Escobar Has Rewritten the FCA Playbook

    The Amended Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: A Year in Review


    The event will be held on 12/15/2016. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Criminal Justice Section,Law Practice Division,Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division,Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section,Judicial Division,Law Student Division,Section of Litigation. The event has 1.00 CLE Credits .

    Fierce & Gritty: Resilience Training for Lawyers


    The event will be held on 12/19/2016. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are American Bar Association,Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs,Center for Professional Development,Center For Professional Responsibility,Criminal Justice Section,Commission On Disability Rights,Law Practice Division,ABA Legal Career Central,Section of Family Law,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Health Law Section,Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants,Young Lawyers Division,Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Committee. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

Committee Materials


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Modified by Kyo Suh on January 4, 2016

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