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"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.

"Sentencing Guidelines Lowered for Certain Drug Offenders," by Jimmy Hoover, Legal Times, July 18, 2014.

"New Rule Permits Early Release for Thousands of Drug Offenders," by Matt Apuzzo, The New York Times, July 18, 2014.

"Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar Applauds U.S. Sentencing Commission Vote Cutting Federal Prison Terms for Drug Offenses," NACDL News Release, July 18, 2014.

"Crime and violence data from Texas prisons," Grits for Breakfast , July 17, 2014.

"Brutality in New York City Jails," The New York Times, July 17, 2014.

"Justices to Mull Ex Post Facto Sentencing Guidelines," by Max Mitchell, The Legal Intelligencer, July 15, 2014.

"California high court softens 'three strikes' law," by Sharon Bernstein, Reuters, July 15, 2014.

"Rikers: Where Mental Illness Meets Brutality in Jail," by Michael Winerip and Michael Schwirtz, The New York Times, July 14, 2014.

"California's prison realignment plan needs adjustments, Stanford law professor says," by Clifton B. Parker, Stanford News, July 14, 2014.

"An Opening for Bipartisanship on Prison Reform," by Newt Gingrich and Pat Nolan, Wall Street Journal, July 14, 2014.

"Michigan juvenile lifers still may get freedom," by Ed White, Associated Press, July 12, 2014.

"Third Circuit OKs Forcible Medication for Sentencing," by Saranac Hale Spencer, The Legal Intelligencer, July 11, 2014.

"California high court softens 'three strikes' law," by Sharon Bernstein, Reuters, July 11, 2014.

"States Push For Prison Sentence Overhaul; Prosecutors Push Back," by Martin Kaste, NPR, June 9, 2014.

"Some Parole Requirements Could Be Increasing The Crime Rate," by Shankar Vedantam, NPR, July 8, 2014.

"Michigan Supreme Court denies parole hearings to juvenile lifers," by Gary Heinlein, Detroit News, July 8, 2014.

"Lawmakers Weigh Parole For Juvenile Lifers," by Bob Salsberg, Associated Press, July 7, 2014.

"Virginia revisits its barbarous past by coercing a citizen to be sterilized," The Washington Post, July 4, 2014.

"Hawaii legislatively eliminates all juve LWOP sentences for all crimes," Sentencing Law and Policy, July 3, 2014.

"How Solitary Confinement Hurts the Teenage Brain," by Laura Dimon, The Atlantic, June 30, 2014.

"Federal appeals court ruling could lead to more reduced sentences," by Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun, June 29, 2014.

"New York Times and Netflix Reveal Disturbing Truths about Women's Prison," Makers, June 26, 2014.

"New Sentencing Project analysis details states' sluggish response to Miller," Sentencing Law and Policy, June 25, 2014.

"Sentencing reform slowed by politics," by Radley Balko, The Washington Post, June 23, 2014.

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