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California Proposition Could Reduce Non-Violent Drug Felonies To Misdemeanors

By McCarton Ackerman

If approved, Proposition 47 could cause a tidal wave of reform that would see the release of tens of thousands while saving hundreds of millions per year. MORE  

California's Fair Sentencing Act Makes All Crack Crimes Equal

By McCarton Ackerman

California has put into law a bill that will equalize sentences for crack and powder cocaine offenders. MORE  

5 Ways Eric Holder Helped Steer the Country Away From the War on Drugs

By Owen Poindexter

His run as attorney general was not mistake-free, but he shifted American drug policy for the better. MORE  

Morning Roundup: Aug. 15, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Chris Kattan gets three years probation for DUI, bodybuilder Steve Orton caught smuggling drugs, and CA assembly reduces crack cocaine sentences. MORE  

Rand Paul Proposes Sentencing Reform Bill for Crack Cocaine

By John Lavitt

In an obvious pitch to African-Americans, the presidential contender has a long way to go in proving his proposal is no election ploy. MORE  

U.S. to Reduce Prison Sentences for Tens of Thousands of Drug Offenders

By John Lavitt

The obscure U.S. Sentencing Commission has made a decision that could trigger a sea change in how we deal with drug offenders. MORE  

Holder Seeking Reduced Sentences for Prisoners Held on Drug Charges

By McCarton Ackerman

The attorney general's latest proposal falls in line with a wider goal of pulling back on the drug war. MORE  

One Simple Way to Save Taxpayers $7B Annually

By Paul Gaita

Giving drug offenders treatment instead of prison time benefits us all. MORE  

Shorter Prison Sentences For Must Drug Offenses Could Begin In November

By McCarton Ackerman

Come November 1, sentences won't be as long for low-level drug offenders, though traffickers and violent felons will continue to serve extensive time. MORE  

Law Enforcement Groups Seek to Stop Sentencing Reform

By Paul Gaita

Despite rare bipartisan support for reducing sentences for drug offenders, a cabal of law enforcement officials are trying to stop Congress from passing common sense laws. MORE  

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