New report endorses ‘Second Look’ process for people serving lengthy sentences

A report recently released by Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) describes the need for second chances for people serving extreme sentences.

Based on research done in the Illinois penal system, the report includes recommendations for reform, such as creating a “Second Look” mechanism to allow people who have served 15 years or more to demonstrate rehabilitation and earn release, repealing mandatory sentences, making sentencing reforms retroactive, and expanding clemency. The report calls these “smart solutions for every state, not just Illinois.”

[ View FAMM Second Chances Report ]