NYT: Sentencing Shift Gives New Leverage to Prosecutors

As the New York Times reports today,

After decades of new laws to toughen sentencing for criminals, prosecutors have gained greater leverage to extract guilty pleas from defendants and reduce the number of cases that go to trial, often by using the threat of more serious charges with mandatory sentences or other harsher penalties.

Read full article here.

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HLS JD Candidate, US Fulbright Scholar in Mexico 2008-09
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