Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Norman Brown Was Supposed To Die In Prison. Now He Wants The President To Help Those He Left Behind.
"Allow the time to fit the crime," says Brown.
Governor Snyder, I have no sympathy for drug dealers. Drugs took one of my sons -- and our entire family -- on a roller coaster ride through hell for seven years. But I don't think anyone should have to suffer the injustice that Richard Wershe Jr. has suffered.
I'm angry, and at the same time, I'm sad [about having missed so much time with my family]. Instead of allowing these negative
Being among the best of the worst is not an honor. Massachusetts may rank 48th in the nation in incarceration rates. However, our nation's incarceration rate is far greater than any other country in the world. This is not good.
Jason Flom: "I think it was really for the general work that I do. I haven't done a ton of work on the arts side, but I have been involved for over 20 years trying to reform the criminal justice system."
Although the 1986 overdose death of 11-year-old Reynolds Allen Wintersmith Jr.'s mother, unlike that of all-American basketball standout Len Bias that same year, did not thrust our nation's legislators into reactive political pandemonium, the federal drug-sentencing policies of that year would later impact this motherless son's life in a most damning and undeniable way.
WASHINGTON -- Reynolds Wintersmith wasn't supposed to be here. Not in front of the White House, or in the halls of the Justice
Sentences imposed for economic crimes are often largely tied to the size of financial losses, a factor that critics say can
More commutations would also fatten up President Obama's rail-thin pardoning record of a mere 39 pardons and a single commutation -- the worst tally of any president in history.
While it used to be the conservatives who proposed new mandatory sentences for every crime du jour, in Democratic Illinois, it's the left-leaning policymakers who are agitating for the new gun law. What the heck is going on in the Land of Lincoln?