by Aviva Shen Jul 13, 2015
Obama has been criticized for being unusually stingy with his clemency powers.
by Aviva Shen Jul 7, 2015
Obama is preparing to shorten unfair sentences for some drug offenders in the next few weeks. Here are 4 people who have waited long enough.
by Aviva Shen Jun 26, 2015
The other Supreme Court ruling handed down Friday could change the lives of thousands of federal prisoners.
by Ian Millhiser Oct 28, 2014
If this panel of judges agrees that imprisonment is not the correct punishment for marijuana offenders, it is likely that many other judges hold the same view.
by Nicole Flatow Jul 24, 2014
One of the few bipartisan issues in Washington just got a little more bipartisan.
by Christie Thompson Apr 28, 2014
A proposal to shrink the state's expansive drug-free zones "just kind of died a little, lonely, pitiful death."
by Andrew Breiner Jan 9, 2014
In California's court system, black men are significantly less likely than white men to be offered treatment instead of prison time
by Nicole Flatow Dec 23, 2013
A man whose testimony was beaten out of him and a blogger who spoke his mind sat in jail this year. Several others who killed acquaintances with a gun will not.
by Nicole Flatow Dec 19, 2013
"If they had been sentenced under the current law, many of them would have already served their time and paid their debt to society," Obama said.
by Judd Legum & Nicole Flatow Dec 12, 2013
Ethan Couch was sentenced to 10 years probation, in a deviation from other recent sentences for similar crimes with a lower death toll.