Convictions

Repeal of Mandatory Minimum Sentencing not Looking Good

by Glenn Brenner

Posted on March 03, 2017 11:55 AM

The UNITED STATES SENTENCING COMMISSION (USSC) conducted a study of recidivism rates among federal offenders sentenced in the past few years. the results are not great for those who fight to abolish the mandatory sentencing minimums in drug offenses. Report Highlights Some highlights of the...

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No Excuse for Congress Not to Pass Criminal Code Reforms So Innocent Americans Don’t Get Punished

by John-Michael Seibler

Posted on February 16, 2017 02:40 PM

Contrary to recent calumnies that “Criminal justice reform is dead,” the 115th Congress has the means, backed up by bipartisan and public support, to continue its work to address problems in the federal criminal code. Only Congress can enact much-needed mens rea (Latin for “guilty mind”) reform and...

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