sentencing reform

Conservative Sentencing Reform: Politically Savvy, Morally Right

...  Sentencing Reform: Politically Savvy, Morally Right Most infamously, the Anti-Drug Abuse Act was criticized for discriminating against African-Americans by mandating a five-year sentence for possessing five grams of crack cocaine while imposing the same sentence for possession of… Continue reading

Farage Blames BT Advert for Useless Degrees – as He Calls for Britain to

...  blames BT advert for useless degrees – as he calls for Britain to … The UK Independence Party leader made the highly controversial claim that Portugal, where drugs were decriminalised 12 years ago, may have a 'more enlightened' approach.… Continue reading

Juliette Kayyem: Drug Decriminalization Approach Should Extend Beyond

...  Kayyem: Drug decriminalization approach should extend beyond … Kayyem said she meant the word “decriminalization” to refer to moving offenders out of the criminal justice system, into specialized drug courts and treatment programs and enacting sentencing reform for non-violent… Continue reading

Obama Makes but a Gesture Toward Sentencing Reform in US Justice System

...  Makes But a Gesture Toward Sentencing Reform In US Justice System … into passionate support, for draconian hypocrisy in its failed War on Drugs yields grudgingly to the forces of reason and decency. This follows the reduction in the… Continue reading

N. Providence Man Gets 51 Months for Trafficking, Firearms

...  in possession of a firearm, according to U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha and Col. Steven … Read more on Valley Breeze Jury finds Lincoln man guilty in 2011 robbery Another of the witnesses, Daniel Hedrick, admittedly had taken crack cocaine right… Continue reading

Rand Paul Pushes Sentencing Reform

...  Paul Pushes Sentencing Reform He said one man, Edward Clay, was arrested with less than 2 ounces of cocaine. Even as a first-time offender, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison because of mandatory sentencing … There are… Continue reading