Prison Reform

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California Extends Deadline to Consider Early Prison Release for Immigration Law Offenders

California is currently considering a number of possible solutions to its prison overcrowding problems – one of which is an early release of immigration offenders. Last month, a three-judge panel agreed to extend until...more

Short Wins - Attorney General Holder Wants Fewer People In Prison And We Add Attorney Names

It's been a busy week in the circuits. But first, two news items. Eric Holder Walks Back The War On Drugs - Today, as has been widely reported, Eric Holder will announce that "widespread incarceration at the...more

Short Wins - The Last Week Of Blog Nominating And A Bright Spot On Danbury

1. United States v. Esquivel-Rios, Tenth Circuit: Appellant's car, which bore an out-of-state 30 day registration tag, was stopped after a police officer could not verify the tag with a law enforcement database....more

Imagine This -- Détente Between the Right and the Left On Prison Reform!

Can you imagine political conservatives advocating prison reform? It is hard to imagine if you are old enough to remember the infamous Willie Horton ads from the 1988 U.S.Presidential race....more

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