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Submission for the Human Rights Committee for the Upcoming Periodic Review of the United States of America

List of Issues Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee During its Periodic Review of the United States of America January 14, 2019   Harsh Criminal Sentencing Summary In the United States, state and federal courts regularly impose disproportionate criminal sentences, often in a racially disparate manner. This contributes to the large number of people behind bars in the country. In 2018, people in the state of Florida voted to end laws banning those with felony convictions from voting but questions remain about how to effectively implement the state’s reforms. Thirty-three other…

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