August 2, 2013

Smarter Sentencing Act for NonViolent Drug Offences

On August 1, senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced a bipartisan bill known as the Smarter Sentencing Act, which will advance more effective and just criminal sentencing for non-violent drug offenses. The legislation is intended to refocus the Bureau of Prisons’ resources on the most serious offenders and crime prevention
August 1, 2013

DOJ Somehow Sees 1.7% Inmate Decrease as Grand

California is under federal court orders to reduce severe, inhumane overcrowding. Thus they've released many inmates. In 2012, the national average of inmates thus dropped 1.7%. Whoopee. 330,000 are still in prison with antiquated drug convictions. Call me when we start really emptying cells and taking care of the long-term population with something like compassion or humanity.
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