Fred Patrick

Vera Institute of Justice

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Director of the Center on Sentencing and Corrections at the Vera Institute, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit center for justice policy and practice

Fred Patrick on KCRW

Law-and-order Republicans and liberal Democrats agree: federal prisons are overcrowded because tough sentencing laws in the 1990's went too far.

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Law-and-order Republicans and liberal Democrats agree: federal prisons are overcrowded because tough sentencing laws in the 1990's went too far.

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