The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted to retroactively apply drug sentencing reductions.
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The US Sentencing Commission Friday voted unanimously to make previously agreed upon federal drug sentencing reductions retroactive.
The Obama Administration continues to rollback oppressive sentences for those with non-violent drug convictions
For 40 years, poor communities of color have experienced the wrath of the war on drugs.
In an interview with The New Yorker released Sunday, President Barack Obama said he didn't think marijuana was more dangerous than alcohol.
For the third year in a row, the number of people in state and federal prisons in the US has declined, the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics reported Thursday.
Growing up with an incarcerated parent can be tough. The feelings of isolation and stigma that I and others like me experienced growing up were a tough burden to bear.
The California Senate Thursday passed a bill that would give prosecutors the option of charging people caught in the possession of small amounts of hard drugs with misdemeanors instead of felonies. Senate Bill 649, the Local Control in Sentencing Act, now goes before the Assembly.
I firmly believe that at some point during his second administration President Obama is going to address the issue of mass incarceration in America. What I fear is that he is going to wait so long, and ultimately do so with such caution, as to minimize his potential impact.
The Federal Court has ruled that former public safety minister Peter Van Loan erred in not allowing two Canadians back into the country to serve their U.S. prison sentences.