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.


Goals

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?


By MICHELE DEITCH and MICHAEL B. MUSHLINJAN


(Op-Ed in The New York Times)

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Leadership

Co-Chairs:

Ball, William
Fogal, Matthew
Reiter, Keramet

Committee Roster  


Section Events

Section Events

    Landmark White-Collar Crime Trials: Individual Prosecutions in Wake of Major Disasters

    09/26/2016-09/26/2016

    The event will be held on 09/26/2016. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Criminal Justice Section,Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    Fifth Annual London White Collar Crime Institute

    10/10/2016-10/11/2016

    The London White Collar Crime Institute is turning 5 in 2016. Come celebrate with us! Once again this one and a half day institute will be held at the Law Offices of Berwin Leighton Paisner on London Bridge and will feature topflight legal practitioners from across the globe tackling ...

    Key Issues in SEC Enforcement

    10/28/2016-10/28/2016

    The event will be held on 10/28/2016. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Center for Professional Development,Criminal Justice Section. 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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