Mass incarceration is a racial justice issue — and an economic one, too. But it also poses a growing threat to women and families. Today, there are 1.2 million women behind bars, or on probation or parole — 730 percent more than in 1980.
Sessions’s directive goes far beyond reason and risks reigniting the same, misguided “war on drugs” that brought the nation’s criminal justice system to this crisis point, without doing anything to enhance public safety.
A bill that would give federal judges more discretion in sentencing was immediately resurrected by lawmakers after Attorney General Jeff Sessions returned the Justice Department to archaic, "tough-on-crime" policies of the past.
We all have our list. That list of the two or three people from any era of human history whom you would give anything to dine with. After reading Brad Ricca’s Mrs. Sherlock Holmes, published this past January, my dream team of dinner guests just grew by one: Mary Grace Quackenbos Humiston.