While mostly ignored by the media (and almost completely ignored in the debates), the issue is going to become a lot more important in the general election, as many states will have recreational legalization ballot initiatives to vote on.
Election time is here, and prison reform is now a hot topic. Much of the focus recently has been on the crime bill that then-President Bill Clinton si...
Can states make you abandon your Fourth Amendment rights if you want to enjoy the "privilege" of driving? That's the question at the heart of one of the most consequential cases that the Supreme Court will decide this term, in terms of practical impact upon ordinary Americans.
Tucked inside her New York Primary victory speech last night Hillary Clinton included a seemingly offhand comment that her staff ought to clarify right away.
I was born in the 1980s, the child of drug addicts who were hunted by law enforcement and given jail time when they needed rehabilitation. I was born into an era that shamed people into the shadows and into silence and told us that addiction was a moral failure of a dangerous group of people who needed to be locked away.
Pictured above: Charles Holcomb By Mary Ellen Sprenkel CEO, The Corps Network With estimates citing that ...
Finding role models in our communities, ones that truly give back and embody positive values, isn't always easy. When you do find one, like Cheri, you keep them in your lives as long as you can.
When Grammy Award-winning singer John Legend covered "Redemption Song" last week, his sound filled an unlikely venue. But his audience -- hundreds of prisoners at the women's prison in Washington State -- may have the most grateful ears for such a liberating song.
College For Convicts presents the facts, figures and rationale for educating prisoners. Prisoners with a college degree are much less likely to recidivate.
One of the biggest problems with Bill Clinton's angry and defensive response to the Black Lives Matter protesters is the way he assumes the truth-teller's mantle. He accuses the protesters of being "afraid of the truth" but it is really the other way around.
From the opening paragraph Boy With A Knife by Jean Trounstine (IG Publishing, 2016) is not only alarming, it's the best damn book tha...
The following is taken from a homily given in Christ Chapel, on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN) on April 11, 2016. The assigne...
Former President Bill Clinton made headlines last week when, in response to protests, he defended Hillary Clinton's description of urban youths as "super-predators" during his administration.
To continue to advocate for behavioral health treatment and recovery, but to ignore criminal justice reform is to continue to reinforce the silos of our communities, to continue to ignore that 100's of people are dying each day. Substance use disorders, mental health concerns and the criminal justice system are inexorably connected.
New Orleans Criminal Court Judge Arthur Hunter, a former police officer, ruled that seven people awaiting trial in jail without adequate legal defense must be released. The law is clear. It seems the only way Louisiana will respect the Constitution is to follow Judge Hunter's ultimatum. No lawyers? No jail.
These bills would address this racial unfairness by allowing individuals with a modestly greater criminal history to qualify for safety valve relief.