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"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.

"Judges Turn to Risk-Evaluation Tools in Sentencing Decisions," by Joe Palazzolo, The Wall Street Journal, September 23, 2014.

"Georgia High Court Hears Cases on Private Probation," by Alyson M. Palmer, Daily Report, September 23, 2014.

"Federal prison population drops for first time in 3 decades, Justice Dept. says," by Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post, September 23, 2014.

"Court Finds Post-Sentence GPS Tracking Unconstitutional," by Mary Pat Gallagher, New Jersey Law Journal, September 22, 2014.

"Report Finds Slight Growth in Population of Inmates," by Erik Eckholm, The New York Times, September 16, 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.

"New test of punishment beyond the verdict," by Lyle Denniston, SCOTUSblog, September 9, 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.

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