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"Massachusetts special commission urges repeal of all drug mandatory minimums," Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, November 19, 2014.

"Thousands of federal prisoners could be eligible for early release in drug cases," by Zoe Tillman, The National Law Journal, November 17, 2014.

"ABA CJS Task Force Releases Proposed Reforms for Federal Sentencing of Economic Crimes," by Lucian E. Dervan, White Collar Crime Prof Blog, November 17, 2014.

"Indictment of Ex-Official Raises Questions on Mississippi’s Private Prisons," by Richard Fausset, The New York Times, November 16, 2014.

"Why It Might Be Time To Rethink The Rules Of Parole," by Jessica Glazer, FiveThirtyEight, November 13, 2014.

"The Only Man Who Can Fix Mass Incarceration Is Barack Obama," by Stephen Lurie, The Atlantic, November 12, 2014.

"Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On," by Tina Brown, The Daily Beast, November 11, 2014.

"Why Innocent People Plead Guilty," by Jed S. Rakoff, The New York Review of Books, November 20, 2014.

"Prop. 47 passes, reducing some crime penalties," by Paige St. John, The Los Angeles Times, November 4, 2014.

"State Agrees to Limit Solitary for Juvenile Inmates," by Tania Karas, New York Law Journal, October 30, 2014.

"No link between tough penalties and drug use - report," BBC News, October 30, 2014.

"Nearly A Third Of All Female Prisoners Worldwide Are Incarcerated In The United States [Infographic]," by Niall McCarthy, Forbes, September 23, 2014.

"AP NewsBreak: Prisons agree to end race policy ," by Don Thompson, The Associated Press, October 22, 2014.

"Life means death for thousands of PA prisoners," by Jeffrey Benzing, PublicSource, October 21, 2014.

"Prison is 'college of criminality'," by Emily Le Coz and Jerry Mithchell, Jackson Clarion-Ledger, October 20, 2014.

"Miss. locks up more per capita than China and Russia," by Jerry Mitchell, Jackson Clarion-Ledger, October 20, 2014.

"Sentencing reform has slowed, not stopped, inmate growth," by Kala Kachmar, Montgomery Advertiser, October 19, 2014.

"Editorial: Rethinking solitary confinement," The Washington Post, October 19, 2014.

"SJC chief seeks reform in drug cases," by Milton J. Valencia, The Boston Globe, October 16, 2014.

"A Washington Prison Unit Where 'No One Picks On You For Being Slow'," KUOW, October 16, 2014.

"Refusing to take up acquitted punishment, passive virtues, SCOTUS reputation, and cert-denial-deal speculation," Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, October 14, 2014.

"New survey shows significant and growing support for 'eliminating mandatory minimum prison sentences for nonviolent offenders'," Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, October 9, 2014.

"BJS Reports Uptick in Jail Deaths," The Crime Report, October 9, 2014.

"The Nation's Shame: The Injustice of Mandatory Minimums," by Andrea Jones, Rolling Stone, October 7, 2014.

"Marijuana offenders could have records sealed after D.C. Council vote," by Mike DeBonis, The Washington Post, October 7, 2014.

"Justice Department reports on abuse of female inmates, questions Alabama’s work," by Eric Tucker, The Washington Post, October 5, 2014.

"California Voters to Decide on Sending Fewer Criminals to Prison," by Erik Eckholm, The New York Times, October 5, 2014.

"A federal judge fights to undo an ‘unjust’ sentence," by Ann E. Marlmow, The Washington Post, October 1, 2014.

"Solitary Confinement to End for Youngest at Rikers Island," by Michael Schwirtz, The New York Times, September 28, 2014.

"Editorial: Nursing Homes Behind Bars," The New York Times, September 28, 2014.

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