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Mass incarceration does injustice to millions of American children

By Michael Leo Owens Reform criminal justice now. That was the core message US Attorney General Eric Holder delivered recently to the American Bar Association and our nation. He declared that “too many Americans go to too many prisons for … Continue reading

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11 facts about America’s prison population

By Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas Here’s a bit of context for Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to encourage federal prosecutors to charge low-level drug offenders with less severe crimes (thanks to Dylan Matthews and Brad Plumer for doing a … Continue reading

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Holder: ‘We Can’t Incarcerate Our Way to Becoming a Safer Nation’

By Brentin Mock Well, the private prison industry won’t like this at all: Today, Attorney General Eric Holder will announce new policies that will reduce maximized sentences for nonviolent drug offenders who aren’t tied to gangs or large-scale drug organizations. … Continue reading

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We Are Trayvon

By Benjamin Todd Jealous One and a half million people. As of this morning, more than one million, five hundred thousand people have signed an NAACP petition asking the Department of Justice to pursue federal and civil rights charges against … Continue reading

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After Zimmerman Verdict, NRA Says ‘Stand Your Ground’ Is A Human Right

By Nicole Flatow The National Rifle Association has been silent since a jury acquitted George Zimmerman Saturday in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. But it didn’t take long for the gun lobbying group to weigh in once Attorney General … Continue reading

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