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"Argument preview: Justices to consider limits of sentencing discretion under advisory guidelines," by Douglas Berman, SCOTUSblog, February 21, 2017.

"I sentenced criminals to hundreds more years than I wanted to. I had no choice.," by Shira A. Scheindlin, The Washington Post, February 17, 2017.

"Federal judge’s order hits state hard over heat-related inmate deaths," by Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle, February 14, 2017.

"The Man Who Ran Obama's Clemency Machine," by Maurice Chammah, The Marshall Project, February 14, 2017.

"Maryland should make parole a meaningful part of sentencing again," by Nazgol Ghandnoosh, The Washington Post, February 13, 2017.

"Court accepts guilty plea from Omaha woman too drunk to stand, sparking concerns due process was violated," by Todd Cooper, Omaha World-Herald, February 13, 2017.

"Self-Described ‘So-Called Judge’ Rips Orange County Sheriff Who Trump Called ‘Legendary’," by Matt Ferner, The Huffington Post, February 10, 2017.

"Illegal Voting Gets Texas Woman 8 Years in Prison, and Certain Deportation," by Michael Wines, The New York Times, February 10, 2017.

"U.S. court curbs solitary for Pennsylvania inmates no longer facing execution," by Jonathan Stempel, Reuters, February 9, 2017.

"When Your Judge Isn't A Lawyer," by Matt Ford, The Atlantic, February 5, 2017.

"FCC made a case for limiting cost of prison phone calls. Not anymore.," by Ann E. Marimow, The Washington Post, February 5, 2017.

"Report: Dylann Roof attacker's jail cell was unlocked for 12 hours; no formal reprimands given," by Andrew Knapp, The Post and Courier, February 4, 2017.

"Watch: A New Documentary’s Rare Access Inside Solitary," by Celina Fang, The Marshall Project, February 2, 2017.

"Teens behind racist graffiti sentenced to visit Holocaust Museum, read books by black and Jewish authors," by Moriah Balingit, The Washington Post, February 1, 2017.

"Opinion: A welcome change in D.C. jails," by Jeremy Mohler, The Washington Post, January 31, 2017.

"In Bid To Curb Violence, Chicago Gets Some Ideas From Teens Behind Bars," by Cheryl Corley, NPR, January 31, 2017.

"Column: Time for Pa. to end its prison-industrial complex," by Will Bunch, Philadelphia Daily News, January 30, 2017.

"Want Drug-Sentencing Reform? Look To Mike Pence, Congressman Says," by Christpher Bedford, The Daily Caller, January 29, 2017.

"What is a 'violent crime'? For California's new parole law, the definition is murky— and it matters," by Jazmine Ulloa, Los Angeles Times, January 27, 2017.

"Locked up, Fighting Back," by S.P. Sullivan,, January 27, 2017.

"A Better Approach to Violent Crime," by John Pfaff, The Wall Street Journal, January 27, 2017.

"UPDATE: Chief clarifies use of hate crime law," by Valerie Ponseti, KATC, January 26, 2017.

"Malnourished Prisoner's Death Reveals Horrific Conditions in a Texas Prison," by Creede Newton, The Intercept, January 24, 2017.

"Opinion: What Obama’s commutations mean," by Mary Price, The Hill, January 24, 2017.

"Manhattan Jail That Holds El Chapo Is Called Tougher Than Guantánamo Bay," by Joseph Goldstein, The New York Times, January 23, 2017.

"Legislature Must Heed Court's Call on Juvenile Sentencing," by the Editorial Board, New Jersey Law Journal, January 23, 2017.

"How Detroit is helping inmates prepare for jobs," by Jennifer Dixon, Detroit Free Press, January 22, 2017.

"Op-ed: Mandatory minimums are a crime in themselves," by Mark Holden, The Salt Lake Tribune, January 20, 2017.

"Obama denies clemency for Leonard Peltier, nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee," by Gregory Korte, USA TODAY, January 20, 2017.

"Chelsea Manning and the False Logic of Harsh Prison Sentences," by Eric Levitz, New York Magazine, January 18, 2017.

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