Tag Archives: Non-Violent Offenders

Constitution Daily: Lyle Denniston- The Constitution Outside the Courts: The U.S. Sentencing Commission: Making Punishment Fit the Crimes

Overcrowded Jail This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Making punishment fit the crime should be an obvious statement if it isn’t, but if you look at our criminal justice system that of course is not always the … Continue reading

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder: Mandatory Minimum Prison Sentences

We simply send too many people to prison for offenses that do not deserve prison time. And we simply can’t afford to do that anymore, because we can’t afford the costs of taking care of people who otherwise can take … Continue reading

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