All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘prison system’

Obama: Clemency Guidelines Must be Expanded

On Monday, Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder released a video in which he called for the expansion of clemency criteria for nonviolent drug offenders. If the clemency guidelines are expanded, it could lead to reduced sentences for hundreds, or even thousands, of convicts currently serving harsh punishments for minor drug violations. Thus far in his presidency, Obama …

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Eric Holder: We Can’t Jail our Way to Safety

In the long and drawn out battle between inmate advocacy groups and the U.S. Justice Department regarding the efficacy of mandatory minimum sentences, a stalemate has been finally struck. Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States, has come out against the decades-old policy in a speech at the San Francisco American Bar Association. The Washington Post reports that in …

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