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Obama Urges Swift Action to Improve Criminal Justice System
President addresses the NAACP convention in Philadelphia....


Report: Most Prosecutors Are White, as a Result Blacks Face Harsher Sentences
Stats show that prosecutors around the country are mostly white and that Black criminals who face t...


Sentencing Panel to Focus on Mandatory Minimums
The U.S. Sentencing Commission will address concerns with mandatory minimum prison penalties....


Eric Holder’s Proposal Could Shift the Focus of the Prison Industrial Complex
Under Eric Holder’s sentencing plan, low-level, non-violent drug offenders would no longer be charg...


Attorney General Bids Farewell After 6-Year Tenure
Eric Holder begins the next phase of his life....


Eric Holder Hails Success of Fewer Nonviolent Drug Prosecutions
Attorney general Eric Holder delivers speech at National Press Club....


Attorney Gen. Holder Urges Restoring Voting Rights to Ex-Inmates
Attorney General Eric Holder says people who've paid their dues should not be disenfranchised....


Holder Announces Plan to Target Racial Profiling
Attorney General Eric Holder's plan targets federal law enforcement officers....


Hawaii Poised to Become First State to Raise Smoking Age to 21
New bill would prevent young people from buying traditional and e-cigarettes....


Holder Endorses Proposed Drug Sentencing Changes
Attorney General Eric Holder is endorsing a proposal that would result in shorter prison sentences ...


Single Mother Could Face Three Years in Prison for Legal Gun
Shaneen Allen had just received a concealed carry permit for Philadelphia, but was unaware that her...


Commentary: Supreme Court Knocks Down Mandatory Life for Children
On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot mete out mandatory life without parole senten...


Officers Sentenced in Katrina Killings Case
Five former New Orleans police officers have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from six to 65 ...


Sen. Rand Paul Makes a Pitch for Black Voters
Sen. Paul Rand says the GOP has a message Black voters want to hear....


Erika Harold's Power Play
Erika Harold's effort to unseat a fellow Illinois Republican faces an uphill battle....


Contraception Coverage By Insurance Companies Now Mandatory
The Obama administration announced new standards that allow government-approved contraception servi...


Congress Narrows Gap in Cocaine Sentences
Congress narrows gap in cocaine sentences...


Some states haven't changed coke-crack disparity
Some states haven't changed coke-crack disparity...


Snoop Granted Australian Work Visa
Uncle Snoop headed Down Under for music festival despite protests....


Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond Hit With Additional Charges
Feds come down harder on the prominent music exec....

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