30th Apr 2015

The Supreme Court ruled that a traffic stop cannot be lengthened in order to conduct a dog sniff unless the police have reasonable grounds for suspicion. more

14th Apr 2015

Several bills proposed in Congress would help people with criminal records reintegrate into society, but these bills will probably not become law. more

3rd Apr 2015

Given how few clemency petitions President Obama has granted, the sentence commutations for 22 inmates on March 31 are hardly grounds for hope. more

19th Mar 2015

Some proposals for significant sentencing reforms have been made in the House of Representatives, but it is very unlikely that they will move forward. more

12th Mar 2015

Last year’s Recidivism Reduction Act has been introduced as the CORRECTIONS Act in the Senate. If wisely administered, inmates could earn an early release. more

4th Mar 2015

The Smarter Sentencing Act of 2015 would decrease the application of mandatory minimums for certain drug offenses, but its enactment faces difficulties. more

25th Feb 2015

Bipartisan support may be the key to the passage of the FAIR Act’s significant changes to asset forfeiture laws that currently threaten civil liberties. more