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Unlike prison workers, federal inmates still getting paid during government shutdown

Unlike prison workers, federal inmates still getting paid during government shutdown - Yahoo News

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Another Obama administration reform plan: Shorter sentences for 20,000 drug inmates

12 hours ago Yahoo News Just a few months after announcing a sweeping presidential clemency program for drug offenders, the Obama administration has backed another sentencing plan that would shave off an average of two years of prison time for as many as 20,000 federal inmates. For this program, the Justice Department, led by Eric Holder, doesn’t need the presidential pardon power or Congress. It only needs the U.S. Sentencing Commission, which controls sentencing guidelines for federal…

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Obama to free dozens of inmates, tour federal prison this week

If the president grants another 40 or so commutations as expected, he will have shortened the sentences of more prisoners than any president since Gerald Ford, who extended clemency to thousands of Vietnam draft dodgers.

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Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison

Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison - "But remember that you have the capacity to make good choices," Obama said.

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How has the war on drugs changed the US criminal justice system?

The escalation of the criminal justice system's reach over the past few decades, ranging from more incarceration to seizures of private property and militarization, can be traced back to the war on drugs.

Holder To Outline New Drug Offender Sentencing Proposal. US federal prisons are nearly 40% above capacity & that almost half the inmates are serving time for drug-related crimes. http://news.yahoo.com/top-u-lawman-outline-drug-offender-sentencing-proposal-040126447.html

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Saudi man ordered to leave U.S. over Texas army base incident

By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A Saudi national who prompted a four-hour lockdown at a U.S. Army post in Texas in November when he claimed to have a bomb in his car pleaded guilty to two federal charges on Thursday and agreed to leave the country in a deal to avoid more prison time. U.S. District Judge Fred Biery agreed not to sentence Mutasim Abdul-Aziz Alati, 24, to prison on condition he leave immediately and not return for the rest of his life. This was part of a plea bargain ...

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Unlike prison workers, federal inmates still getting paid during government shutdown

Unlike prison workers, federal inmates still getting paid during government shutdown - Yahoo News