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Federal Sentencing

Ryan J. Reilly

An Obscure Commission Just Voted To Shorten The Sentences Of 46,000 Federal Drug Offenders

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Sentencing Commission on Friday afternoon voted unanimously to allow federal prisoners behind bars for certain drug trafficking...

Dear Low Level, Non-Violent Drug Prisoners: Please File for Clemency

Steven Brill | Posted 04.05.2014 | Crime
Steven Brill

Although 2014 is only weeks old, the Obama administration is making good on its promise to use the power of the executive branch to advance the President's policy agenda when Congress will not, or is slow to, act.

Stitching Up a Paper Cut: Eric Holder Is 'Fixing' a Federal Problem at the Expense of the States

Adam Banner | Posted 10.15.2013 | Crime
Adam Banner

If the federal government recognizes that mandatory minimums are likely inappropriate sentences for nonviolent offenders, perhaps the states will follow suit, developing diversion programs, prison alternatives, and reasonable means for re-entry.

Holder on Sentencing

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Saki Knafo

DOJ: We're Paying So Much For Prisons That We Can't Afford Prosecutors

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There will be fewer federal prosecutors and FBI agents available to bring charges and investigate federal crimes, and less money to supp...

In Remembering Aaron Swartz, Let's Not Forget Jamel Dossie

Ian Bassin | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Ian Bassin

Often it takes a rare injustice perpetrated against a privileged young person for our society to recognize the common injustices we visit every day upon less-privileged minorities.

Madoff's Guilty Plea Scam

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Bernie Madoff may have one last scam in him. And this one may be the biggest and most infuriating of all. He may sleaze his way out of rotting away his last days in prison.