The editorial, citing unelected U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie K. Liu, suggested most offenders eligible for resentencing are destined to be released. That’s not how this works.
Scaremongering aside, decades of research show people generally age out of crime after they leave adolescence. Yet current District law requires that even people who likely pose no threat to public safety have no hope of release. The District can fix that.