Prison Reform Movement's Weblog- America: Land of the Free, Home of the Incarcerated

Even in a year marked by heart-wrenching tragedy, we believe it’s important not to lose sight of  developments in criminal justice that promise to improve the lives of millions of Americans—and even make us safer–as we enter 2013.

For our second annual ”Top Ten” list, The Crime Report asked readers, contributors  and columnists to join us in nominating the stories and issues they believe have had the most significant impact during 2012—and will bear watching over the next year.

We won’t pretend the list is definitive. And,  perhaps in a reflection of the kind of year it has been, not all the choices represent “positive” impacts.

But as we’ve also noted this year, criminal justice appears to be one of the few areas of our national life where there is broad bipartisan agreement on the shape of an agenda for change.

That’s worth celebrating in 2012.

Later this week…

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