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"Consultant: TDCJ 'receptive' to prison rape recommendations, 'confident' proposed solutions were 'reasonable and viable'," Grits for Breakfast, April 16, 2014.

"Christian Leaders Call For Ending Drug War, Mass Incarceration," by Matt Ferner, The Huffington Post, April 16, 2014.

"Obama cuts sentence with typo, plans more clemency," by Nedra Pickler, The Associated Press, April 15, 2014.

"House Judiciary Chair suggests Smarter Sentencing Act still facing uphill battle on the Hill," Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, April 14, 2014.

"Mentally ill, in prison and locked away alone," by Glen Smith and Cynthia Roldan, The Post and Courier (SC), April 13, 2014.

"Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar Welcomes U.S. Sentencing Commission Vote to Reduce Drug Trafficking Sentences," NACDL News Release, April 11, 2014.

"Editorial: Keeping Track: Drug Sentences and Crowdfunding," The New York Times, April 10, 2014.

"How Red Tape Snarls Prison Rape Act," by Deirdre Bannon, The Crime Report, April 10, 2014.

"Lots of notable sentencing activity via the Sixth Circuit on this hump day," Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, April 9, 2014.

"Fourth Circuit deepens (via dramatic split opinion) circuit split over fixing sentencing problems via 2255 motions," Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, April 9, 2014.

"Op-Ed: College for Criminals," by Bill Keller, The New York Times, April 9, 2014.

"Editorial: Gov. Cuomo Drops the Ball," The New York Times, April 8, 2014.

"AG Eric Holder advocates for Smarter Sentencing Act in testimony to House Judiciary Committee," Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, April 8, 2014.

" Prisons are the ‘new asylums’ of the US: Report," by Meredith Clark, MSNBC, April 8, 2014.

" Is There Hope for the Survivors of the Drug Wars?," by Monica Potts, The American Prospect, April 8, 2014.

"The Quality of Mercy," by Abby Rapoport, The American Prospect, April 7, 2014.

"Editorial: The Mentally Ill, Behind Bars," The New York Times, April 6, 2014.

"Opinion: Solitary confinement’s mockery of human rights," by Mary E. Buser, The Washington Post, April 4, 2014.

"Enforcing Prison Rape Elimination Standards Proves Tricky," by Laura Sullivan, NPR, April 2, 2014.

"Cuomo Drops Plan to Use State Money to Pay for College Classes for Inmates," by Thomas Kaplan, The New York Times, April 2, 2014.

"California bill tackles sterilization of female inmates," Al Jazeera America, April 2, 2014.

"Perry defies feds on prison rape prevention rules," by Mike Ward, The Houston Chronicle, March 31, 2014.

" In heroin debate, a detour from sentencing reform," by Jim Mustian, The Advocate (Baton Rouge), March 31, 2014.

"USSC Chair talks up 'A Generational Shift for Drug Sentences'," Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, March 27, 2014.

"New bill would allow murder charges against drug dealers in overdose deaths," by Jeremy Pelzer, Northeast Ohio Media Group, March 27, 2014.

"Waiting on a fix," Al Jazeera America, March 2014.

" Are the federal sentencing guidelines for drug dealing unduly harsh?," by Paul Cassell, The Washington Post, March 24, 2014.

"Freeing Up California's Prisons: A Massive Undertaking," NPR, March 23, 2014.

"A Prison Alliance: Dog Trainers and Veterans," by Sonia Smith, The New York Times, March 22, 2014.

"Packed Prisons And The Call For Sentencing Reform," NPR, March 20, 2014.

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