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By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Justice Fellowship backs Sen Mike Lee, Dick Durbin bill on ‘Smarter’ sentencing

Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced the Smarter Sentencing Act, which will advance more proportionate sentencing for non-violent federal drug offenses. The current federal prison system’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, February 14th, 2015
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New study: Mass incarceration not helping reduce crime, Congress stalled on reform

As lawmakers continue to push criminal justice reform, a new study claims the of role mass incarceration in the drastic drop in crime in the U.S. over the last two decades has not been the cause. “Incarceration More...

By Butter Bracco On Wednesday, September 10th, 2014
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Jennifer Whalen given jail time for giving daughter abortion pill

A Pennsylvania woman has received jail time for giving her 16-year-old daughter abortion pills in lieu of taking her to a clinic.   Jennifer Ann Whalen reportedly bought the abortion-inducing drugs misoprostol More...

By Robert On Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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Patrick Leahy chairs ‘mandatory minimum’ hearings, Rand Paul is lead witness

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Wednesday chaired a hearing titled “Reevaluating the Effectiveness of Federal Mandatory Minimum Sentences.” Leahy is the coauthor of the bipartisan Justice More...


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