Massachusetts Could Be The Next State To Reject Jeff Sessions' Sentencing Policy

Politics | Anders Hagstrom
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions joins White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer for the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
'We've never been this close'

Study: To Reduce Drug Use, Stop Putting Drug Offenders In Prison

US | Anders Hagstrom
Protestors chant slogans in front of the White House in Washington on September 10, 2012 during the "Caravan for Peace," across the United States, a month-long campaign to protest the brutal drug war in Mexico and the US. The caravan departed from Tijuana in August with about 250 participants and ended in Washington. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)

‘Few, if any, deterrent effects’

Jeff Sessions Announces National Program To Slash Violent Crime

US | Anders Hagstrom
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

‘Make America safe again’

California Woman Sentenced To NINE YEARS Over 'Threats'

US | Anders Hagstrom
Inmates walk around a gymnasium where they are housed due to overcrowding at the California Institution for Men state prison in Chino, California, in this June 3, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files

$680,000 price tag

Five Oklahoma Criminal Justice Reform Bills Killed By Single Representative

Politics | Anders Hagstrom
Oklahoma Republican Governor Mary Fallin makes remarks before the opening of the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, U.S. on February 22, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Theiler/File Photo

Situation is a ‘crisis’

Illegal Immigrant Robs More Homes After Getting Released On New Bail Law

US | Anders Hagstrom
Dangerous masked burglar with crowbar breaking into a victim's home. [Shutterstock - r.classen]

Police called it ‘unfortunate’

Louisiana House Takes First Steps To Shed Its Highest-On-Earth Incarceration Rate

Politics | Anders Hagstrom
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards speaks during a press conference to update the public on FEMA's disaster recover and temporary housing programs (Getty Images)
Highest in the world since 2000

Sessions' Latest Move Is Gruff On Crime, Not Tough On Crime

Opinion | Patrick Wohl
Jeff Sessions (Getty Images)

Mass incarceration has created nothing but social and financial costs for ordinary Americans.

After Sessions, It's Up To The States To Protect Civil Rights. Here's A Critical First Step.

Opinion | Matthew Pritchard
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) takes his seat to resume his testimony during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for his nomination to become U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Let’s stop accepting that people suffering or dying because of minor traffic violations is inevitable.

Obama Lays Out His 7 'Commonsense Steps' For Criminal Justice Reform

Politics | Eric Lieberman
U.S. President Barack Obama signs the bipartisan budget bill 2015 into law in the Oval Office of the White House November 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)

‘Expanding background checks’

The Early Release Of Federal Drug Crime Felons Is Likely To End In The Trump Administration

US | Alex Pfeiffer
Barack Obama visits a federal prison in Oklahoma

‘We absolutely hope and expect that the aggressive clemency program presently underway will end when President-Elect Trump takes office’

Sessions On Obama Commuting Felons' Sentences: 'President Playing A Dangerous Game'

Politics | Kerry Picket
Senator Jeff Sessions speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 18, 2016. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)

‘President Obama has said he would like criminal justice reform to be his legacy item’

Obama Just Sprang 42 Drug Offenders From Prison

Politics | Kevin Daley
Solitary Confinement, Jail Scott Richardson - Shutterstock

20 were serving life sentences

Drug Runner Who Got Obama Commutation Tells Different Story Than Court Documents

US | Alex Pfeiffer

‘He threw from his car a gym bag containing a half kilogram of crack cocaine’

GOP Sen RIPS Criminal Justice Reform: 'We Have An UNDER-Incarceration Problem'

Politics | Christian Datoc

‘These arguments, put simply, are baseless.’

Law Enforcement Should Embrace Conservative Justice Reform

Opinion | Adam Brandon and Ken Cuccinelli
The front gate is pictured at the Taconic Correctional Facility in Bedford Hills, New York April 8, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Conservative criminal justice reform ensures punishments that fit the crime