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Sen. Jim Webb
A Senator from Virginia; born in St. Joseph, Mo., February 9, 1946; graduated high school in Bellevue, Neb.; attended University of Southern California 1963-1964; graduated United States Naval Academy 1968; J.D., Georgetown University Law School 1975; served in the United States Marines 1968-1972; author, screenwriter, and journalist; lawyer; Secretary of the Navy 1987-1988; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 2006 for the term ending January 3, 2013.

Blog Entries by Sen. Jim Webb

Why We Must Reform Our Criminal Justice System

Posted June 11, 2009 | 02:07:07 (EST)

America's criminal justice system is broken.

How broken? The numbers are stark:

• The United States has 5% of the world's population, yet possesses 25% of the world's prison population;

• More than 2.38 million Americans are now in prison, and another 5 million remain on probation or parole....

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We Went in Recklessly; We Must Move Forward Responsibly

Posted January 12, 2007 | 17:22:06 (EST)

While the President and his top cabinet officials like Secretary of State Rice spent the week testifying in support of their new strategy for victory, Americans are left with an even foggier view of what it's going to take to get us there.

The problem that we have...

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