Johnson has spent two decades behind bars for nonviolent offenses.
Sessions was vocally opposed to the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015, which would have lowered federal mandatory
Christopher Zoukis is the author of College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons (McFarland & Co
Obama's White House counsel has said the president, even though a lame duck, will keep on granting clemencies in his final days in office.
What will happen with the one U.S. Supreme Court vacancy after the death last February of Justice Antonin Scalia will undoubtedly be decided after the results of November's election. But the high court new term, which began October 3rd, already includes several major cases that could redefine the validity of sentences handed down to many inmates and the penalties they can legally face.
This proposal should have bipartisan support. Democrats support programs like affirmative action, which considers racial
For all the bipartisan support, the nation’s highest level of government has yet to act.
The communities of faith, human service providers, civil rights, labor, and other advocates for low-income people represented in the Coalition on Human Needs call upon you to exercise leadership by taking these steps.
Five and a half years ago, I wrote an op-ed in this space in which I urged Congress to apply retroactively the recently passed
Once incarcerated, Latinxs face limited economic opportunity, family trauma, turmoil, and deportation -- consequences that do not in any way reflect reasonable punishment for the often minor infractions that occur.