Governors Can Succeed in Criminal Justice Reform Where Legislatures Fail | American Civil Liberties Union

With legislative sessions winding down across the country, states have an opportunity to explore an often untapped resource for ending mass incarceration and addressing racism in the criminal justice system: the power of Governors.

The power of the executive presents significant and often untapped opportunities to shrink the jail and prison population. Unlike state legislation, policy decisions by a governor are less vulnerable to political infighting or trading. To address this problem, here are the top three ways a state’s governor should utilize their authority to end mass incarceration and address racism in the system.

via Governors Can Succeed in Criminal Justice Reform Where Legislatures Fail | American Civil Liberties Union

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