Booker would move the process away from prosecutors and into the White House.
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.
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.
Plus: marijuana in the 2020 election, Harris follows up on voting behind bars, another Palm Beach massage arrest, and more...
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin gives advice for changing hearts on criminal justice reform.
Pop-up art exhibition in New York focuses attention on the need for criminal justice reform.
Reducing the thresholds for mandatory minimums in fentanyl cases will produce more injustices like the ones the president highlighted last night.
The senator and presidential hopeful went to bat for dirty prosecutors, opposed marijuana legalization, and championed policies that endanger sex workers.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the former vice president acknowledges regrets about his role in the drug war and mass incarcerations.
Charles may be the first person to benefit from the sentencing reductions in the FIRST STEP Act.
2018 was a mixed bag, but that means there was still a lot of good news.
After weeks of work from advocates and a bipartisan group of lawmakers, the Senate voted to pass the FIRST STEP Act.
The last-minute changes show how hard it is to make the criminal justice system more proportionate and discriminating.
Some people don't belong behind bars. This celebrity-launched criminal justice reform group wants to free them.
Roughly 800 federal inmates are sentenced to life under an obscure sentencing enhancement that lawmakers in Congress might soon vote to reduce.
The Texas senator is now allied with longtime opponents of reform in resisting the FIRST STEP Act.
The modest changes in the FIRST STEP Act are no threat to public safety.
Assessing the import of presidential tantrums, media hyperbole, military complaints, and the near-arrival of federal sentencing reform
My case involving Weldon Angelos illustrates the problem with "stacking" federal mandatory minimum gun charges from a single episode. The statute will apparently soon be amended to become a true recidivism statute.
Prosecutor groups and criminal justice reform advocates are putting out dueling polls on a major bill in Congress.
What you need to know about Issue 1
The Texas senator's authoritarian attacks on Beto O'Rourke short-circuit rational discussion of police shootings, drug policy, and sentencing reform.
Hundreds may see their sentences overturned or shortened.
The president and Senate Republicans might be coming to an agreement that includes some sentencing reforms, too.
A new report shows that the recent trend of reducing prison populations is heavily an urban phenomenon.
Leave it to Kim Kardashian West to secure freedom for a prisoner of the drug war (seriously, she's good at it).
Recalling Aaron Persky, the Judge Who Showed Brock Turner Leniency, Is a Mistake That Will Haunt Progressives
California voters just encouraged judges to show no mercy.
This Man Was Released From Prison and Rebuilt His Life; Two Years Later He Got Sent Back Because of an 'Error'
Now writers, activists, and thousands of readers are calling on Trump to commute Matthew Charles' sentence.
Federal prosecutors didn't need more leverage against drug offenders, but they're going to get it anyway.
Scaling back debtor's prisons in a state with one of the country's highest incarceration rates
Somebody tell the president.
Trump Nominates Man Who Called for Abolishing U.S. Sentencing Commission to U.S. Sentencing Commission
Bill Otis has made a career out of opposing any reductions to mandatory minimum sentences.
"If General Sessions wanted to be involved in marking up this legislation, maybe he should have quit his job and run for the Republican Senate seat in Alabama."
81 Federal Prisoners Have Died While Waiting for the Government to Decide If They Were Sick Enough to Go Home
The Justice Department has finally shared data from the "compassionate release" program, and the numbers aren't pretty.
Retroactivity is a powerful tool we don't use often enough.
A new poll says voters want change. They can get it if they truly want it.
Will Doug Jones be a paladin for criminal justice reform, or a squish?
Religious institutions and conservative groups join criminal justice reformers in calling on BOP to reform compassionate release.
Hardline prosecutors continue to beat the drum against any reduction in mandatory minimums.
"Compassionate release" is an excellent tool that the BOP refuses to use.
Passing federal sentencing reform will be the hardest thing he's ever done.
The attorney general is determined to reverse the recent trend toward more judicious use of severe penalties.