Mandatory sentencing

President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama commutes sentences for 8 drug convictions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of eight people he said were serving unduly harsh drug sentences in the most expansive use yet of his power to free inmates. All […]


US Attorney General Eric Holder (AP Photo)

Holder proposes changes in criminal justice system

WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh prison sentences for certain drug-related crimes, divert people convicted […]



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