Friday, October 15, 2010

While Most New Yorkers are Focused on the Upcoming Yankees series...

...the New York Post ran this article today about a new blue-ribbon panel that has formed to re-examine the "mess" that is New York State's sentencing system. The moves comes a year after Empire State lawmakers wisely repealed the state's draconian drug mandatory minimum sentences. The new panel will include prosecutors, defense attorneys, and crime victim advocates. Equally important, it seems that all aspects of sentencing reform are on the table, including consideration of alternatives to incarceration.