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"New Hampshire Supreme Court rules Miller is substantive and retroactive to prior JLWOP cases," Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, August 29, 2014.

"CBO: Drug sentencing reform saves $4B," by Ramsey Cox, The Hill, September 15, 2014.

"Prison Firm CCA Seeks to Reduce Number of Repeat Offenders," by Devlin Barrett, The Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2014.

"Inmate’s Death in Overheated Rikers Cell Is Ruled Accidental," by Michael Schwirtz, The New York Times, September 12, 2014.

"Sixth Circuit panel finds mandatory 15-year imprisonment term not grossly disproportionate for possession of shotgun shells," Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, September 11, 2014.

"In-person jail visits to continue after Dallas County rejects videoconferencing idea," by Matthew Watkins, The Dallas Morning News, September 9, 2014.

"Former inmates sue Avalon over alleged civil rights violations," by Cary Aspinwall, Tulsa World, September 9, 2014.

"Jeff Mizanskey Is Serving Life in Prison for Marijuana," by Aaron Malin, Reason, August 31, 2014.

"Law Boosts Oversight of Use of Solitary Confinement at Rikers Island," by Michael Shwirtz, The New York Times, August 28, 2014.

"Pennsylvania Supreme Court declares $75K mandatory fine constitutionally excessive for $200 theft," Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, August 20, 2014.

"US Sentencing Commission finalizes its policy priorities for coming year," Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, August 14, 2014.

"Violence by Rikers Guards Grew Under Bloomberg," by Michael Schwirtz and Michael Winerip, The New York Times, August 13, 2014.

"Shorter sentences for parole violators?," by Time Devaney, The Hill, August 13, 2014.

"Sentencing changes sought for business crimes," by Eric Tucker, the Associated Press, August 13, 2014.

"Op-Ed: Sentencing, by the Numbers," by Sonja B. Starr, The New York Times, August 10, 2014.

"Long Process Begins To Win Non-Violent Drug Offenders Pardons," by Carrie Johnson, NPR, August 7, 2014.

"No Charges for Rikers Officers in 2012 Beatings of 2 Inmates," by Michael Schwirtz and Michael Winerip, The New York Times, August 5, 2014.

"A ‘Culture of Violence’ at Rikers Island," The New York Times, August 5, 2014.

"U.S. Inquiry Finds a ‘Culture of Violence’ Against Teenage Inmates at Rikers Island," by Benjamin Weiser and Michael Schwirtz, The New York Times, August 4, 2014.

"California Revises Policy on Mentally Ill Inmates," by Erica Goode, New York Times, August 2, 2014.

"Thousands Of Inmates Serve Time Fighting The West's Forest Fires," by Alex Helmick, NPR, July 31, 2014.

"Sixth Circuit panel finds one-day prison sentence unreasonable for white-collar defendant," Sentencing Law and Policy, July 31, 2014.

"Exclusive: Attorney General Eric Holder to Oppose Data-Driven Sentencing," by Massimo Calabresi, Time, July 31, 2014.

"When Cell Door Opens, Tough Tactics and Risk," by Erica Goode, The New York Times, July 28, 2014.

"The Leader of the Unfree World," by Matt Ford, The Atlantic, July 23, 2014.

"Congress should reform the mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses," The Washington Post, July 23, 2014.

"Within-guideline sentences remain below 50% according to latest quarterly USSC data," Sentencing Law and Policy, July 22, 2014.

"New York City Reviewing Rikers Assaults on 129 Inmates," by Michael Schwirtz and Michael Winerip, The New York Times, July 21, 2014.

"How many of nearly 50,000 federal prisoners need a lawyer to help with drug sentence reduction efforts? How many will get a lawyer?," Sentencing Law and Policy, July 21, 2014.

"Split Iowa Supreme Court declares all mandatory juve sentencing terms violate state constitution," Sentencing Law and Policy, July 18, 2014.

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