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Policy Overview from the End the Trial Penalty Coalition

Wed 1 Mar 2023

This 2023 policy document from End the Trial Penalty addresses various topics related to trial differentials and plea bargaining.

This 2023 policy document comes from End the Trial Penalty, which is an ideologically diverse alliance of individuals and organizations who each believe the Trial Penalty prevents us from achieving a truly just society. The policy documents covers topics such as:

  • Coercive Practices in Plea Bargaining
  • Background Dynamics that Facilitate or Enhance Coercive Practices in Plea Bargaining
  • Consequences of Coercive Plea Bargaining
  • Data Collection & Transparency
  • Post-Trial Reform & Accountability
  • Proposed Reforms and Mechanisms for Implementation

Access the full report here.