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Jeremy Haile
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Jeremy Haile is federal advocacy counsel for The Sentencing Project. He previously served for several years as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill.

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In a Do-Nothing Year, Here's One Thing Congress Can Actually Do

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 5:49 PM

Earlier this year, it looked like criminal justice reform might be the last bipartisan issue in Washington.

In a town where Republicans and Democrats cannot agree on light bulbs or cafeteria utensils, legislation to address overcrowding in the federal prison system had the backing of both President Obama and...

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How Senator Vitter Lost His Food Fight

(0) Comments | Posted February 4, 2014 | 6:11 PM

Last spring, Republican Senator David Vitter of Louisiana proposed an amendment to the farm bill so sure of passage you might call it the Big Easy.

Senator Vitter's amendment would have banned food stamps for life for people with certain violent convictions. The measure was retroactive, meaning it would...

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The New Assault on Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

(9) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 11:38 AM

Every year, nearly 700,000 people walk out of prison and return to our communities. They seek jobs at our local businesses, relax in our public parks and stand in line with us at the supermarket. You would think we would do everything we could to help them transition...

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