Sentencing “Best Practices” a Must-Read for the Criminal Bar

From the fall of 2014 through early 2016, committees of judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, probation officers, professors, and police worked together to develop Sentencing Best Practices based on research and data for use by judges and the bar in the Superior, Boston Municipal, District and Juvenile Courts.

Massachusetts Trial Court Offers Evidence-Based Best Sentencing Practices

Data-driven best practices recommendations for judges and practitioners

Incarceration of Hispanics in MA

July 2016 Update: The Sentencing Project has issued a comprehensive report on race and incarceration. Here is the PDF of the report (The Color of Justice: Racial and Ethnic Disparity in State Prison), and here is the website introducing the report. It suggests that Massachusetts has the highest ratio of disparity of Hispanic to white incarceration;… Continue reading Incarceration of Hispanics in MA