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  • New Crack Law - The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010

    The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 S.1789 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ‘Fair Sentencing Act of 2010’. SEC. 2. COCAINE SENTENCING DISPARITY REDUCTION. a) CSA- Section 401(b)(1) of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 841(b)(1)) is amended– (1) in subparagraph (A...

  • The Second Chance Act of 2007 - The Entire Law

    The Second Chance Act of 2007 The Second Chance Act of 2007 is one of the most misunderstood and over-hyped law to be enacted in over a decade.  The rumor mill in prison has inmates thinking that the application of this statute will reduce their sentence sufficiently that they are lite...

  • The Future of Reducing the Populations in Our Prisons - Yahoo

    Alternate Methods Misha,Yahoo! Contributor Network May 11, 2006 In an effort to reduce prison overcrowding and with hopes of reducing recidivism rates, many areas have decided to try alternatives to prison. With community-based programs, like house arrest and drug treatment progr...

  • U.S. Commission to Assess Mandatory Sentences - WSJ

    U.S. Commission to Assess Mandatory Sentences Gary Fields at gary.fields@wsj.com November 12, 2009 Mandatory-minimum sentences are going under a mandatory review. WSJ: Congress has ordered the panel that advises judges on prison terms to conduct a review of mandatory-minimum sentences, a move ...

  • Why We Lie, Cheat, Go to Prison and Eat Chocolate Cake - Wired

    Dan Ariely, author of The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty.Photo: poptech/FlickrBY Joanna Pearlstein  - June 22, 2012 A professor of behavioral economics and psychology at Duke University, Ariely is the author of Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions, and The Upsi...

  • Longtime inmate carves out new life of freedom with help of program

    Michael Wentz works at Pelsue Co., an engineering and manufacturing company in Englewood. "We're very proud of Mike's journey and delighted to play our part in it," Pelsue chief executive Mark Pelsue said.(Craig F. Walker, The Denver Post) By Kirk Mitchell - The Denver Post  -  08/19/2...

  • In Prison, Women Inmates Forge Ties That Bind

    LaKeisha Burton (right), convicted at age 16 for attempted murder, and prisoner-rights activist Gloria Killian, hug each other. // Photo: Viji Sundaram Aug 13, 2012 CLAREMONT, Calif. – When a number of formerly incarcerated women last year received what they thought was a distress e-mail from a...

  • Inmate on death row redeems himself through message in children's books

    Gangbanging brought Tookie Williams to death row. Can a series of children's books that decry violence bring him redemption?   Stanley "Tookie" Williams on Death Row     By Elizabeth Mehren Times Staff Writer  -  January...

  • Ex-inmate Survived Prison through Continuing Education

    Bill McClellan  Sunday, July 22, 2012 Twenty years ago, George Spann belonged to the College and Carter Six Deuce Crips. As the name suggests, they sold dope — mostly crack cocaine — at the intersection of College and Carter avenues on the city's North Side. Unlike most of the gang members, Spa...