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July 29, 2023

Another weekend round-up of all sorts of sentencing and punishment stories and commentaries

Another busy week means another really long list of press articles and commentary that caught my eye as blogworthy and yet that I did not find time to blog about.  I will seek to catch up with this round up, while hoping readers might flag any items from this list (or elsewhere) that they consider particularly important:

From CommonWealth, "It’s time to end eternal punishment for young adults: We should ban sentences of life without parole for young offenders"

From Fox News, "Dealer linked to Michael K Williams’ death sentenced to 30 months after ‘Wire’ creator’s call for leniency"

From The Guardian, "Struggling DeSantis and Pence attack criminal justice law they championed"

From The Hechinger Report, "‘A second prison’: People face hidden dead ends when they pursue a range of careers post-incarceration"

From The Hill, "Delayed justice is a hidden crisis in our federal justice system"

From the Los Angeles Times, "California’s free prison calls are repairing estranged relationships and aiding rehabilitation"

From NBC News, "Bill to ban solitary confinement in federal prisons introduced in House"

From the New York Daily News, "Advocates demand Schumer do more to end crack cocaine sentencing disparity"

From the New York Times, "We Know What Happens When We Prosecute Drug Dealers as Murderers"

From Politico, "Clarence Thomas Created a Confusing New Rule That’s Gutting Gun Laws"

From Reason, "Hunter Biden Shouldn't Go to Prison for Violating an Arbitrary Gun Law"

July 29, 2023 at 03:17 PM | Permalink


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