Second Look Sentencing | FAMM

Second Look Sentencing

Second look sentencing would allow courts to reevaluate a person’s sentence after a significant period of time served in prison and determine if that sentence is still necessary. FAMM supports second look sentencing reforms because people change over time, and locking people up long past the point of necessity makes no one safer

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Model Penal Code

The Model Penal Code recommends a second look sentencing provision that allows people to be considered for a sentence modification after they have served 15 years, and reconsidered every 10 years after that. Learn more here.

Federal Second Look Bills

Second Look in the States