Leland Dodd is 60 years old, and he has been living in an Oklahoma prison since 1991. Barring an act of clemency, he will stay there until he dies. As he explains, he was sentenced to life in prison for "talking about buying some marijuana." Jacob Sullum highlights the laws that put marijuana offenders like Dodd in prison for activities that are legal in Colorado and Washington.
The Democratic presidential hopeful tweeted that the company pays "a lower tax rate than firefighters and teachers."
A Judge Called His Mandatory Sentence 'Excessive' and 'Wrong.' Less Than a Year Later He Died In Federal Prison
Frederick Turner was sentenced to a mandatory 40 years on nonviolent drug and firearm charges. He ended up in a high-security federal prison, and now he's dead.
Republicans, who have gleefully warned the public about Democratic flirtations with socialism, shouldn't be quick to gloat given the emergence of an anti-freedom movement on the Right.
A small city in California has been plagued by police shootings, costly civil rights lawsuits, and incidents of excessive force.