News & Cases About Sentencing and Prison Reform

End mass incarceration to make prisons more safe

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Delaware has the tenth most prisoners per capita in the United States. The long-term solution to this problem is not more guards, but fewer prisoners.

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Solitary Confinement Ended as We Know It in Delaware

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Lawyers from CLASI, Pepper Hamilton LLP and ACLU of Delaware reach settlement with Delaware DOC.

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Confirmed: No executions for those on Delaware’s Death Row!

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Delaware death sentences will be commuted to life sentences!

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ACLU-DE Attorneys represent transgender prisoner on civil rights violations

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11/21/16 Update: some progress has been made.

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Delaware Supreme Court rules death penalty unconstitutional!

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Delaware no longer has a death penalty!

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Meet Lee Stephenson

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How can someone be a convicted drug dealer without ever selling drugs? Ask Lee Stephenson.

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Meet Corie Priest

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Seven years later, Corie continues to pay for selling a drug that is now decriminalized in Delaware.

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Meet Tamarr Clark

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Tamarr filled a prescription for a family member and unknowingly became part of a drug crime.

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Every Sentence Should Not Equal a Life Sentence

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Americans like to think that our criminal justice system is a fair one: everyone is treated equally no matter their race or how much money they have, and once someone “does their time,” they have paid their debt to society and can get back to living a normal life. Unfortunately, reality is a far cry […]

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