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Sen. Jim Webb

Entries by Sen. Jim Webb

Why We Must Reform Our Criminal Justice System

(365) Comments | Posted June 11, 2009 | 2:07 AM

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

(156) Comments | Posted January 12, 2007 | 5:22 PM

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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