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  1. Nov 11, 2022 · Criminal Justice Reform Fares Better Than Expected in the 2022 Elections. After an electoral cycle dominated by competing narratives and incendiary rhetoric around crime, the 2022 midterm elections delivered better than expected results for criminal justice reform.

  2. Nov 15, 2022 · Voters across the political spectrum want their elected officials to support bold criminal justice reforms that reduce punishment and mass incarceration — according to polling conducted just before the midterms. Despite an aggressive, tough-on-crime campaign playbook from some candidates who attempted to manipulate crime as a wedge issue ...

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  4. Feb 8, 2022 · In 2022, Intense Clashes Between Criminal Justice Reformers and Tough-On-Crime Foes Eight big election questions that will shape the future of criminal punishment and mass incarceration Daniel Nichanian | February 8, 2022 Alex Villanueva, the sheriff of Los Angeles (Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department/Facebook) February 8, 2022

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    • Voters and policymakers continued to support criminal justice reform. Dusting off the playbook from the late 1980 s and early 1990 s, many candidates in the 2022 electoral cycle ran tough-on-crime and anti-criminal justice reform campaigns.
    • Bipartisan progress in juvenile justice. In 2022, the Debt Free Justice (DFJ) campaign continued its efforts to eliminate the collection of fines and fees from youth and their families.
    • State and federal momentum for accountable policing. In May, President Biden signed the ​“Advancing Effective, Accountable Policing, and Criminal Justice Practices to Enhance Public Trust and Public Safety” executive order, the first meaningful federal action on police reform since the 2020 racial justice protests.
    • Positive initial results for new criminal justice reform laws. Research published over the past year has highlighted early positive results from criminal justice reforms around the country.
  5. Nov 12, 2022 · Under the new amendment, some worry that tension between the state and the U.S. Constitution will lead to increased litigation, clog up courts, and “delay justice.” Alabama voters also approved an amendment that dramatically expands the list of crimes a person can be denied bail for.

  6. The poll shows that 8 in 10 likely voters support criminal justice reform, including 74% of Republicans, 80% of independents, and 85% of Democrats, and two-thirds of voters (66%) believe the criminal justice system needs a complete overhaul or major reform.

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