Laws and Innovations

For this assignment, imagine you are a staff member working for a US senator. The senator saw your presentation and has asked you for a report explaining how this situation came about.

In a 3 page Microsoft Word document cover these points:

Describe the legislative changes that affected the lengths of sentences being handed down. You should include:
Minimum mandatory sentences
Truth-in-Sentencing laws
Three Strikes laws
Sentencing guidelines
Sentencing enhancements
How have these legislative changes affected the prison population in the United States?
Are the truth-in-sentencing laws and three-strike laws good innovations? Are there any drawbacks to these laws? Specifically, consider the impact of these laws on the safety of police and correctional officers.
Support your responses with examples.

Cite any sources in APA format.

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