7th Apr 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee substantially changed its version of the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2013 and sent it to the whole Senate for a vote. Read on for details … more

27th Mar 2014

The Federal BOP compassionate release policy is a good mechanism for relieving prison overcrowding – that is, it would be if it were implemented well. more

12th Mar 2014

The Supreme Court made a ruling in the Rosemond v. U.S. case on March 5 that concerns how accomplices in 924(c) drug and gun cases are sentenced. more

6th Mar 2014

The Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013 gives judges discretion to not abide by a mandatory minimum if they believe the mandatory minimum is unjustly high. more

14th Feb 2014

The Recidivism Reduction and Public Safety Act of 2013 would enable inmates to earn more time off their sentences. more

28th Jan 2014

I have received a huge number of calls and emails from people asking me how the memo issued by Attorney General Holder affects their loved one’s case. For almost all of them, my answer is, unfortunately, “It doesn’t.” more

9th Jan 2014

The ACLU reports, “On average, a Black person is 3.73 times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than a white person, even though Blacks and whites use marijuana at similar rates.” more