As I make my way through the blogosphere and try to whittle down the numerous areas and topics that I keep track of on a regular basis, one of the main lawyer areas I find myself drawn to is sentencing reform in our criminal justice system. So, as I educate myself on what’s going on in the area and to throw it out to the universe for general consumption (and higher google search rating), here are some articles on the topic I’ve found that touch on the things I care about.

Why tight budget times will speed path to technocorrections and It’s the prison economy, stupid– from the excellent Sentencing Law and Policy Blog

A couple of local articles from MI and PA
A story about PA and efforts to reform its criminal justice system
Granholm expected to suggest prison spending cuts in new budget

U.S. among harshest for sentencing children

and of course an old stand-by anti-death penalty article