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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...


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...


Attorney General Wants Review of Cocaine Sentences
Attorney General Holder wants a review of cocaine sentences....


N.Y. Lawmakers Agree to Reform Controversial Drug Laws
N.Y. lawmakers agree to reform controversial drug laws....


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 ...


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


Justices Decide Crack Vs. Powder Disparity Is Unfair
Posted Dec. 11, 2007 - Judges who believe lighter sentences are appropriate for some defendants con...


High Court Reviews Sentences for Crack vs. Powder Cocaine
Posted Oct. 3, 2007 – Russell Simmons and many in the hip-hop community have argued against th...


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....


Shorter Sentences Backed for Some Drug Prisoners
Attorney General Eric Holder and others support reduced sentences for nonviolent drug offenders....


Ivy League Case Tests Rockefeller Drug Law Change
NEW YORK – They were students who juggled an elite education with criminal extracurriculars, ...


Conn. Agency Questioned Identity of Kidnapped Girl
HARTFORD, Conn. – Years before a widely publicized reunion between a girl who was snatched fr...


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...


The Rock Gets Serious in New Film
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is in talks to appear in "Snitch."...


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


Suspect in '87 Baby Snatching Held without Bail
North Carolina woman faces 20 years in prison for 23-year old kidnapping case....

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