It's not illegal for inmates to have marijuana, but it's still a felony if they try to smoke it.
1,051 Crack Sentence Reductions Illustrate Painful Progress Toward a Less Mindlessly Punitive Justice System
On average, crack offenders who have benefited from the FIRST STEP Act will serve 14 years instead of 20.
The bill applies to all federal marijuana offenders, and it creates a process for sealing records of other nonviolent offenses.
Annual exoneration report shows growth in amount of time served and increasing levels of official misconduct.
Paul Manafort Sentenced to Nearly Four Additional Years in Federal Prison Just as New York Files New Charges
Double jeopardy or a way of circumventing a potential Trump pardon? Or both?
Dyron Rashad Primus is serving 15 years for synthetic marijuana charges. That's absurd.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the former vice president acknowledges regrets about his role in the drug war and mass incarcerations.
The Number of Men in Federal Prison for Viewing or Sharing Child Pornography Has Nearly Septupled Since 2004
Most are serving mandatory minimums, usually for crimes that did not involve assault or sexual abuse.
2018 was a mixed bag, but that means there was still a lot of good news.
Cohen blames Trump for sending him down a "path of darkness"
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals denied a recommendation to relieve him of execution.
Some people don't belong behind bars. This celebrity-launched criminal justice reform group wants to free them.
When Tessah Mitchell attempted to register her children for day care, a crime from 18 years ago caught up with her.
Former Biscayne Park Officers Charlie Dayoub and Raul Fernandez are going to prison after pinning burglaries on innocent black men.
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Hundreds may see their sentences overturned or shortened.
He has prior felony convictions, but 20 years still seems harsh.
The woman who leaked a report showing Russian attempts to infiltrate voting systems gets the longest sentence ever imposed for her offense.
Man Faces 30 Years in Prison on Child Porn Charges for Taking Sexy Photos of 17-Year-Old Girlfriend When He was 20
Since Ohio's age of consent is 16, it was legal for Edward Marrero to have sex but not to sext.
Gaps in Connecticut's self-defense law lead to 18-month sentence.
Would she have gotten a better deal if she hadn't been denied bail?
A new report shows that the recent trend of reducing prison populations is heavily an urban phenomenon.
Commutations for people serving absurdly long sentences would be a great new way to torture the attorney general.
An obsession with election fraud leads to cruel punishments.
Government misconduct a big driver of exonerations last year.
Somebody tell the president.
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A new poll says voters want change. They can get it if they truly want it.
Tomorrow New Hampshire becomes the 22nd state to eliminate that possibility.
Hope Zeferjohn's role was limited to chatting with the "victim"-who was never actually trafficked-on Facebook.
Enhanced sentences for rioting against a "protected class"? In two states, that now includes law enforcement.
The president lacks subtlety or substance over a chronic public health problem-go figure.
The law must be followed, even if breaking the law actually makes people safer.
The attorney general is determined to reverse the recent trend toward more judicious use of severe penalties.
It looks like the policy Jeff Sessions rescinded did have a significant impact on the sentences received by nonviolent, low-level defendants.
The attorney general says there are no low-level, nonviolent drug offenders in federal prison.
Defending the DOJ's new, harsher charging policy, assistant U.S. attorneys say they only prosecute high-level offenders.
The impact of the new charging policy was not as big as the DOJ implied.
If successful, state would stop piling on more punishment for prior convictions.
The Sunshine State ratchets up the drug war.
The 2nd Circuit says the recommended prison term was "substantively unreasonable."