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)

Join Us



Ball, William
Fogal, Matthew
Reiter, Keramet

Committee Roster  

Section Events

Section Events

    Key Issues in SEC Enforcement


    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 .

    Ninth Annual CJS Fall Institute

    Loews Madison Hotel

    The CLE program is free but you must register in advance to attend. Awards Luncheon tickets must be purchased. They are $75 per ticket. Please click on the register now button and you will be given the option to ADD-ON a ticket. Ninth Annual CJS Fall Institute November ...

    First Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Mock Trial Institute

    Texas Southern University

    Value Pass subscribers save 25% on Institute registration! Use code VPINST at time of purchase. As the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities Exchange Commission have increased their scrutiny of transnational business activities, and are actively coordinating with the foreign counterparts, ...

Committee Materials


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Modified by Kyo Suh on January 4, 2016

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