The case is yet another example of our excessively penal criminal justice system.
America's justice system should leave more room for mercy.
The man will finally be released from prison.
Mill's legal problems are now over, but he remains involved in efforts to push for important probation reforms.
Reason previously shared the story of Ricky Kidd's wrongful conviction in April.
In a speech to police, Barr called for citizens to shut up and do what officers tell them to.
While the president's mercy might be self-serving, it's not necessarily wrong.
But Nancy Segula will still need to rein in her "compassion for cats."
The felony murder rule allows police to charge someone with a killing if they were an accomplice in a related crime.
"I'm an animal lover, and I feel guilty that they're wandering around out there and they have nothing to eat."
Cory Booker's Slam Against Joe Biden's Criminal Justice Record Shoveled Some More Dirt on the Old Lock 'Em Up Consensus
The climate of opinion has changed so dramatically that Democrats are politically obliged to support reform.
We need to leave ourselves room for making good when we inevitably convict the wrong people.
After two decades of mercy, the Justice Department announces five men on federal death row will face lethal injections this winter.
Judges would be permitted to rethink sentences after 10 years have been served, particularly for inmates over the age of 50.
Many benefit from an increase in "good time" credits and from retroactive reductions in crack cocaine mandatory minimum sentences.
The White Nationalist Who Drove His Car Through Charlottesville Protesters Gets Another Life Sentence
James Alex Fields Jr., who killed Heather Heyer in the fatal Charlottesville car attack, is sentenced to life plus 419 years.
Booker would move the process away from prosecutors and into the White House.
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.