Criminal Justice Reform
White House Sends Jared Kushner To Meet With Top Senators On Improving The Criminal Justice System
President Trump's son-in-law is meeting with Sens. Chuck Grassley and Dick Durbin as part of an effort to revive — and sort out their differences on — a bill designed to reduce mass incarceration and recidivism.
Hopes For Reducing Mass Incarceration Look Brighter Now That The Election Is Over
Authors of the bipartisan legislation to overhaul the criminal justice system say that members will be freer now to bring it up and pass it without the threat of an election year. But how Donald Trump, who campaigned on law and order, responds is an open question.
Conservatives Push Trump To Keep Hopes Of Criminal Sentencing Law Changes Alive
“He’s new to town, he’s new to this issue, and we want to make sure he understands the depth of this issue as a conservative, limited government [...] reform operation," said Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform.
Justice Department: You Don't Need Mandatory Prison Sentences To Put The Right Drug Criminals In Jail
In an interview with BuzzFeed News, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates makes the case for why the biggest change to federal sentencing laws will improve — rather than unravel — the system that goes after drug criminals.
Real Change Could Be Coming To How The Government Sentences Nonviolent Drug Offenders
President Obama’s using his executive power to free nonviolent offenders, and activists say they see a real, meaningful shift with top GOP opponents. But how much will get done before the presidential race takes over?