When our system goes too far, we all pay the cost for housing people longer than they should be incarcerated.
Families Against Mandatory MInimums
What is the appropriate punishment for someone who “stumbles” across a child porn site and gets caught downloading/watching its illegal content? Same as actual rape and murder?
President Obama said that each of the eight men and women were sentenced under an unfair system that included unjust mandatory sentencing.
In unveiling the new “smart on crime” initiative, US Attorney General Eric Holder skipped mention of the sweeping power the president has to shorten or forgive a federal prisoner’s sentence.
Lobbying group behind three-strikes, “Truth in Sentencing”, and Stand Your Ground supports legislation to give sentencing discretion back to courts.