nonviolent offenders

A court said they are without authority to wipe out "valid" convictions.
The Clean Slate Act would give Pennsylvanians an opportunity to have their records sealed.
His proposed ballot initiative would reduce prison time for many nonviolent offenders.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said the prisoners were serving sentences disproportionate to their crimes.
"If they're used correctly, even a short one can do the trick."
Mass incarceration (source). Forty years in, the war on drugs has done almost nothing to prevent drugs from being sold or
Instead of sending technical parole violators back to prison for technical parole violations, the offenders are instead redirected to community corrections centers which cost the state less money than it would to incarcerate an offender in a state prison.
Has it become an accepted fact of life in the United States that the machinery of justice applies almost solely to people of color?