09 Oct 2016

Obama reducing 102 inmates' sentences

Another 102 prison inmates learned Thursday their sentences are being reduced by a stroke of President Barack Obama’s pen, the latest batch in a record-setting effort by the White House to reverse harsh sentences for mostly nonviolent drug offenders. Obama has now granted clemency to 774 individuals, the vast majority

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09 Oct 2016

Government chemist purposely made Black folks results come back positive

Government chemist purposely made Black folks results come back positive sent over 20,000 innocent people to prison

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08 Oct 2016

Hillsborough jail rescue video turns inmates into heroes

  The shocking video of a prisoner sneaking up behind detention Deputy Kenneth Moon and choking him had been on the local news and all over the Internet since the Monday attack. National media outlets had come calling — all the way up to the Oprah show — about the

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08 Oct 2016

The Innocence Project

The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld, is a national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted individuals through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice. Home

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08 Oct 2016

Five Prison Charities Helping Inmates Give Back

Convicted of a crime and placed behind bars, inmates can find a million ways to spend their time. Read, work out, dream of better days on the outside—or they can turn doing time into doing good. At prisons across the country, innovative programs help inmates build some karma to offset

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08 Oct 2016

It's Time for #JusticeReformNOW

Right now, we have an opportunity to fix one of the biggest moral crises of our time. 1 out of every 100 Americans is behind bars. The U.S. spends $80 billion a year on incarceration. 70 million Americans have a criminal record. In too many neighborhoods, young people of color

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08 Oct 2016

Bernard's case featured in VICE

More than half of Americans believe that marijuana should be legal in the United States, according to a Gallup poll from October 2015. With 58 percent in favor, legalization is enjoying the highest support ever reported (up from 34 percent in 2001). Still, draconian sentencing laws surrounding marijuana have led

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08 Oct 2016

Grant Clemency to Bernard Noble

My son Bernard is a 49-year-old father of seven, who was sentenced to 13.3 years in prison with hard labor and no possibility of parole after being convicted for possession of  2.8 grams of marijuana – the equivalent of two marijuana cigarettes — in a parish prison in Louisiana. In 2011, Bernard was

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08 Oct 2016

Springfield man gets year in prison for health care fraud

A Springfield man was sentenced Thursday to one year and one day in federal prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to health care fraud. Michael A. Tucker, 47, was sentenced to the prison time and ordered to pay more than $50,000 in restitution after admitting he committed fraud at

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