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Boehner Backs Bill That Would Change Sentencing For Non-Violent Drug Crimes Boehner Backs Bill That Would Change Sentencing For Non-Violent Drug Crimes

Boehner Backs Bill That Would Change Sentencing For Non-Violent Drug Crimes

“We’ve got a lot of people in prison, frankly, that don’t really in my view need to be there,” House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday. Read more
Boehner Agrees with Van Jones Boehner Agrees with Van Jones

Boehner Agrees with Van Jones

CJ Ciaramella and Evan McMorris-Santoro: House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday he supports a bipartisan bill currently making its way through the House that would, among other things, lower mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug... Read more
Strange Bedfellows: Why Are the Koch Brothers & Van Jones Teaming Up to End Mass Incarceration? Strange Bedfellows: Why Are the Koch Brothers & Van Jones Teaming Up to End Mass Incarceration?

Strange Bedfellows: Why Are the Koch Brothers & Van Jones Teaming Up to End Mass Incarceration?

Obama praised the "unlikely bedfellows" campaigning together for criminal justice reform from the left and right, including the Koch Brothers and Van Jones. Read more
Coalition Works to Have One Million Fewer People Behind Bars Coalition Works to Have One Million Fewer People Behind Bars

Coalition Works to Have One Million Fewer People Behind Bars

An alliance is emerging across party lines that says criminal justice reform can’t happen soon enough. Van Jones (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) Read more
CNN: Getting Smart About Justice CNN: Getting Smart About Justice

CNN: Getting Smart About Justice

(CNN) Everyone knows that ambitious, bipartisan legislation is completely impossible to pass in today's divided and dysfunctional Washington right? Wrong. By year's end, President Barack Obama could sign into law major criminal justice reforms -- passed... Read more
Aspen Institute: FIVE BEST IDEAS of the DAY Aspen Institute: FIVE BEST IDEAS of the DAY

Aspen Institute: FIVE BEST IDEAS of the DAY

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CNN: Mental illness is no crime CNN: Mental illness is no crime

CNN: Mental illness is no crime

By Van Jones and Newt Gingrich (CNN) Before Paton Blough got his bipolar disorder under control, it nearly cost him everything. The Greenville, South Carolina, resident was arrested six times in three years, each for an episode related... Read more
The Apology Letter (Written to the Man I Murdered) The Apology Letter (Written to the Man I Murdered)

The Apology Letter (Written to the Man I Murdered)

  Dear Mr. *****, I am writing this letter to share with you what has been on my mind and heart for several years now. For the last few nights, I have stayed awake writing... Read more
USA Today: Atlanta's Cheating Teachers are Not Mobsters USA Today: Atlanta's Cheating Teachers are Not Mobsters

USA Today: Atlanta's Cheating Teachers are Not Mobsters

Our out-of-control criminal justice system has forgotten about justice. Last Tuesday, eight Atlanta Public Schools employees were sentenced to prison in one of the largest school cheating scandals in American history. But you wouldn't know they were cheaters... Read more
Medium: A letter of Forgiveness From The Family of The Man I Murdered. Medium: A letter of Forgiveness From The Family of The Man I Murdered.

Medium: A letter of Forgiveness From The Family of The Man I Murdered.

Today, nearly five years from the day I was told I was being paroled after serving 19 years in prison, I found myself searching for my parole papers. As I searched through the footlocker that... Read more
 

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