As prison overcrowding and costs continue to reach new stratospheres, the push for significant federal sentencing reform on drug offenses is at its peak. The House already introduced the SAFE Justice Act[1] and the Senate should emerge with its bill any day now.[2] The movement is powerfully backed by all parties. Most lawmakers agree we…

“We cannot allow our criminal justice system to remain on its current trajectory. . .[i]t’s not only fiscally unsustainable, but morally irresponsible.”[1] Recently, President Obama became the first United States President to visit a prison while Commander in Chief. One of his remaining domestic policy goals is sentencing reform. And, for good reason: the nation’s…

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