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Attorney General Holder Urges Changes in Federal Sentencing Guidelines

by Mary C. Piemonte

Department of Justice courtesy photo of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

Department of Justice courtesy photo of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

In his “latest step to alter the federal government’s approach to dealing with nonviolent drug offenders” yesterday,  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder “endorsed a proposed change to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines that would reserve the harshest penalties for the most serious drug offenders.”

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U.S. “Smarter Sentencing Act” for Non-Violent Low-Level Drug Offenses

by Mary C. Piemonte

U. S. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) talking about the bipartisan “Smarter Sentencing Act”  at the “Rethinking the War on Drugs” symposium at Northwestern Law School on Feb. 20, 2014.
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U.S. Sentencing Commission Report on Drug War

by Mary C. Piemonte

U.S. Chief Judge Ruben Castillo (Northern District of IL),  and U.S.  Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. (Eastern District of New York), whose investigation as an undercover cop was the basis of the film “American Gangster.” Giving a recent U.S. Sentencing  Commission report on the War on Drugs at the “Rethinking the War on Drugs” symposium at Northwestern Law School on Feb.  20, 2014

The Effect the War on Drugs has on Civil Liberties

by Mary C. Piemonte

Watch Albany Law School Professor Paul Finkelman talking about the effect the War on Drugs has on civil liberties during the “Rethinking the War on Drugs” symposium at Northwestern Law School on Feb. 20, 2014.

 

Youth Organizers Meet to Restore Justice and Communities

by Mary C. Piemonte

Restorative justice is a “better alternative” to school suspensions, expulsions and youth incarceration, and would reduce the cost of the “school to prison pipeline,” according to members of the Albany Park Neighborhood Council and The Adler Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice.

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