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Uncle Sam to Release 6,000 Federal Drug Offenders

In an effort to deal with prison overcrowding, as well as liberate some of those people serving unjust sentences for non-violent drug crimes, the Department of Justice announced earlier this week that it plans to spring around 6,000 prisoners from the joint.  

Latest US Sentencing Reform Effort Is More Hype Than Guts

While federal lawmakers were busy getting nothing done in Washington, D.C. last week, there was at least some harmony on the hill regarding the issue of sentencing reform.  

FBI Report: Someone Is Arrested Every 51 Seconds for Marijuana Possession

The success of cannabis legalization across the United States over the past several years has somewhat convinced the American public that the War on Weed is a dying animal. However, the latest national crimes statistics published earlier this week by the FBI rev...

Jeff Mizanskey: Marijuana Lifer Scheduled for First Parole Hearing

Jeff Mizanskey—the Missouri inmate who has become the poster child for sentencing reform in regard to the offense of marijuana possession—is scheduled this week for his first parole hearing since receiving a life sentence with no possibility for an early ...

Obama Calls for Fairer Justice System with First-Ever Presidential Visit to a Federal Prison

As part of a weeklong focus on inequities in the criminal justice system, Obama was to meet separately Thursday with law enforcement officials and nonviolent drug offenders who are paying their debt to society at the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution, a medium-secu...



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