DOJ Wants “Fewer Prisoners” But Ignores The War On Drugs It Created

Every year, the U.S. Department of Justice is required to send an annual report to the Sentencing Commission, commenting on sentencing guidelines, suggesting changes, and “otherwise assessing the Commission’s work.” This year, the DOJ included in their annual statement, a call for the Sentencing Commission to look into avenues of reducing incarceration. Interestingly, however, they […]

Supreme Court Supports Fair Sentencing in Cocaine Possession

The Fair Sentencing Act was passed in 2010, but the Supreme Court is still trying to sort out matters regarding who the new law applies to. The FSA was designed to make crack-cocaine sentences more fair than they already were. While the law didn’t make crack sentences the same as those for powder cocaine, it […]