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First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 22 mins ago - 3 reports

Low-Level Drug Convicts Get New Route to Ask Obama For Clemency

The Obama Administration opens a door for non-violent drug offenders to reduce their sentencesNon-violent federal inmates who have served at least 10 years of their prison term are eligible to participate in a new initiative to send more clemency requests ... [Published Time - 22 mins ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 35 mins ago - 5 reports

More drug offenders eligible for clemency | Politics

More federal prisoners serving drug sentences can apply for clemency after the Justice Department announced new rules Wednesday. Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced that the department would broaden the criteria for clemency, a move that is expected ... [Published DailyMe.Com - 1 hour ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 2 reports

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole at the Press Conference Announcing the Clemency Initiative

Washington, D.C. ~ Wednesday, April 23, 2014Good morning and thank you all for being here.  I am pleased to announce a Department of Justice initiative to encourage qualified federal inmates to petition to have their sentences commuted, or reduced, by ... [Published United States Department of Justice - 1 hour ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 1 hour ago - 5 reports

WATCH: Martin Sheen Stars in Powerful New PSA Calling for Drug Sentencing Reform

The actor and his 'West Wing' alter ego have a clear message for Congress and President Obama.Comments CommentsPhoto Credit: screengrab via youtubeLike this article?Join our email list:Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email.On Tuesday, Brave ... [Published Free Internet Press - 1 hour ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 3 reports

Rules change means more drug offenders eligible for clemency

Washington (CNN) -- More federal prisoners serving drug sentences can apply for clemency after the Justice Department announced new rules Wednesday.Deputy Attorney General James Cole announced that the department would broaden the criteria for clemency, ... [Published CNN - 3 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

Man 43 faces sentencing in strangling death of Grosse Pointe Park woman

Myron Tyrone Williams, 42, of Grosse Pointe Park sits with his hands cupped in front of his face during his arraignment in 2013. / Eric D. Lawrence/Detroit Free ... ... [Published Big News Network - 6 hours ago]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated 20 hours ago - 2 reports

Hatch to Obama: Don’t change sentencing policy unilaterally

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said President Obama doesn’t have the authority to “go it alone” on changing sentencing policies by making more non-violent drug offenders eligible for clemency.“The President has authority to grant clemency to certain individuals ... [Published The Hill - 20 hours ago]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

Judge Breaks Down After Sentencing Pedophile

Queens, N.Y., Supreme Court Judge Richard L. Buchter (pictured above) broke down in tears after sentencing a former housing court officer and assistant girls basketball coach Kerbet Dixon (pictured) to at least 25 1/3 years behind bars for sexually abusing ... [Published New Pittsburgh Courier - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 3 reports

Judge appoints attorney for convicted killer

Douglas County District Judge Peter Bataillon ruled Tuesday convicted killer 27-year-old Nikko Jenkins will have a lawyer representing him during his death penalty sentencing.Bataillon found Jenkins competent to stand trial in four Omaha killings and ... [Published KETV.com - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 21 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 20 reports

Thousands of jailed non-violent drug offenders to receive clemency

Under new guidelines to be announced by Attorney General Eric Holder later this week, there are potentially thousands of non violent inmates with drug convictions in federal prisons who will be eligible for clemency.Is this a good idea?Few would claim ... [Published American Thinker - Apr 22 2014]
Entities: Cocaine, Prison, Drugs
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

Drug Sentencing Reform Might Be Obama’s Best Bipartisan Hope

With policy on immigration and guns in limbo, softening drug sentencing is one reform with real bipartisan support.“ ” is categorized as “us”. This video was licensed from Grab Networks. For additional video content, click the “video” tab at the top of ... [Published American Banking News - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 3 reports

Williams faces one-punch sentencing

COLLINGWOOD young gun Marley Williams’ violent behaviour when he punched a man outside a WA nightclub, breaking his jaw, was “completely out of character”, the club’s director of football has told a Perth court. ... [Published Herald Sun - Apr 22 2014]

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"I'm optimistic that things can -and certainly will - change for the better," Manning said in the statement. She added later: "If I'm successful in obtaining access to trans healthcare, it will not only be something I have wanted for a long time myself, but it will also open the door for many people, both inside and outside the military, to request the right to live more open, fulfilled lives."
Prosecutors claim Richardson was part of a gambling enterprise which "unlawfully, feloniously and knowingly conducted or participated, directly or indirectly, in the enterprise through a pattern of racketeering activity."
...the help, not for the Luxes who clearly had amassed adequate financial resources and attempted to dupe the system," Riley stated in the release. "I am satisfied that the plea and sentence, including a felony conviction for Mrs. Lux, jail time for both, and probation, as well as a payment plan to reimburse the county will serve as a strong deterrent for the Luxes and for other individuals who may attempt this crime."
"I'm anxious for the day when I get to fully set the record straight" he said

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Non-violent federal inmates who have served at least 10 years of their prison term are eligible to participate in a new initiative to send more clemency requests to President Barack Obama, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday. The Obama Administration ...
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The most likely beneficiaries of the President’s initiative will be non-violent drug offenders since they tended suffer the most as a result of mandatory minimums As part of an effort to undo the damage caused by years of bad mandatory minimum sentencing ...
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