Late in his term, President Obama has identified the criminal justice system as a home-stretch priority. “Any system that allows us to turn a blind eye to hopelessness and despair, that’s not a justice system, it is an injustice system,” the president said at the NAACP annual convention in July. So we asked scholars, experts, and advocates from across the ideological spectrum to share their wish lists of criminal justice reforms the president could reasonably achieve in the final 500 days of his term.
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