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"U.S. Incarceration: Still Mass," by Gabriel Dance and Tom Meagher, The Marshall Project, December 19, 2014.

"U.S. Plans to Sue New York Over Rikers Island Conditions," by Benjamin Weiser, Michael Schwirtz, and Michael Winerip, The New York Times, December 18, 2014.

"The Box: A teen’s horrifying tale of solitary confinement at Rikers," Center for Investigative Reportion/Fusion, December 18, 2014.

"Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Private Prisons...," by Christie Thompson, The Marshall Project, December 18, 2014.

"Should ALL federal marijuana sentencings be postponed now that Cromnibus precludes DOJ from interfering with state medical marijuana laws?," Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, December 17, 2014.

"Panel to Set Terms to End Abusive Reign at Los Angeles County Jail System," by Timothy Williams, The New York Times, December 16, 2014.

"Judge Regrets Harsh Human Toll Of Mandatory Minimum Sentences," by Carrie Johnson and Marisa Penaloza, NPR, December 16, 2014.

"Op-Ed: End Solitary Confinement for Teenagers," by Ian M. Kysel, The Washington Post, December 16, 2014.

"After 17 Years Behind Bars, Coming Home To A Different Life," by Carrie Johnson and Marisa Penaloza, NPR, December 16, 2014.

"Court: ‘Post-offense conduct’ must be gauged at sentencing," by Peggy Wright, Daily Record (NJ), December 15, 2014.

"A Vet and His Demons: Does he belong in a prison or a hospital?," by Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project, December 15, 2014.

"Editorial: Keeping the Mentally Ill Out of Jail," The New York Times, December 12, 2014.

"Lowering the Cost of Crime and Punishment: An Economist's Vision," by Alana Semuels, The Atlantic, December 10, 2014.

"Watts To Chair Task Force on Federal Prisons," by Ted Gest, The Crime Report, December 9, 2014.

"Holder, Duncan outline educational rights for juvenile offenders," by Moriah Balingit, The Washington Post, December 8, 2014.

"Smoking Officially Banned in Prisons," by Steven Nelson, U.S. News & World Report, December 5, 2014.

"Fourth Circuit find LWOP + 60 month sentence (!?!) for drug offenses substantively unreasonable," Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, December 4, 2014.

"Superior Court Strikes Down School Zone Drug Sentencing," by Max Mitchell, The Legal Intelligencer, December 3, 2014.

"Pulling the Teeth from the Prison Rape Elimination Act," by Alysia Santo, The Marshall Project, December 2, 2014.

"2 Minneapolis federal judges issue opposite decisions in 2 teens' life sentences," by Randy Furst, The Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 30, 2014.

"Court rules private probation legal but extending sentences is not," James Salzer, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, November 24, 2014.

"Lawyers: Epps said prison companies 'spread' money," by Jerry Mitchell, The Jackson Clarion-Ledger, November 22, 2014.

"Michigan prison sentence reforms gain momentum," by Gary Heinlein, The Detroit News, November 20, 2014.

"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.

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