President Obama recently announced that some 6,000 inmates in US jails would be getting released early. It's part of the administration's drive to adjust federal drug penalties, and ease prison overcrowding. But more than 750 of these prisoners aren't US citizens, and that puts them at risk of deportation.
Lawrence Thomas’ single mom moved him and his siblings to a new home every few months as a kid. He spent time in foster care, and then as a teenager, killed a man. That’s when he decided to stop running.
The top Republican and Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee are preparing to introduce a bill Thursday they're billing as "companion" legislation to the major Senate sentencing overhaul unveiled last week.Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and Ranking Member John Conyers, D-
Some people say the low level offender is a myth, or at the very least, a designation without a clear definition. So, what could that mean for the discussion we’re having about decreasing the nation's prison population?