Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tag: Mandatory minimum sentences

Obama ‘Bans the Box’ and Gives Ex-Offenders...

President Obama announced his decision to direct federal agencies to “ban the box”—the questions on government job applications that ask prospective employees about their...

America Is Ripe for Reform as Congress...

American mass incarceration has been a bipartisan effort, brought on by the war on drugs and has bee  particularly harmful to the Black community....

With 1 in Every 10 Black Males...

Speaking at the NAACP National Convention in Philadelphia on July 15, former President Bill Clinton apologized to Black America for signing the 1994 Omnibus...

President Obama Wants to End Mass Incarceration,...

Nearing the end of his term in office, President Obama is focusing on the problems facing the U.S. criminal justice system, and more generally...

Outdated Mandatory Sentencing Laws Continue Tearing Families...

It was decades ago that high crime rates and serious drug crimes resulted in the swift passing of mandatory sentences in order to put...