Cook County Board President on “unfair and inequitable” criminal justice system practices

by Mary C. Piemonte

Cook County Board President talking about the American Justice system with Actress Anna Deavere Smith and David Axelrod in early January 2014..  Photo by Mary C. Piemonte

Cook County Board President talking about the American Justice system with Actress Anna Deavere Smith and David Axelrod in early January 2014.  Photo by Mary C. Piemonte

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has been a vocal advocate for alternative options to sentencing youth charged with low-level crimes, including drug-related offenses. Continue reading

President Obama: Lawmakers Should Act on Bipartisan Sentencing Reform Measures

by  Mary C. Piemonte

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Official White House Courtesy Photo by Pete Souza

This year, ” lawmakers should act on the kinds of bipartisan sentencing reform measures already working their way through Congress” U. S. President Barack Obama said  in a press release on Dec. 19, 2013.

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