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Obama administration to endorse effort to reduce federal drug sentences

By David Ingram WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration on Thursday plans to throw its weight behind a proposal that it says could cut the average prison sentence for a federal drug defendant by 11 months, a change designed to help reduce the massive U.S. prison population. Attorney General Eric…

Why does America have such a big prison population?

Why does America have such a big prison population? (via The Economist) “TOO many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long, and for no truly good law-enforcement reason.” The person who said that was neither a defence lawyer, nor a prisoners’-rights advocate, nor a European looking down…

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