President Barack Obama made a historic trip to a federal prison Thursday (July 15), becoming the first sitting president in history to do so. The visit to Oklahoma’s El Reno prison is all a part of the president’s push for a reform of the criminal justice system.
President Barack Obama granted commutations to 46 drug offenders which led to the reduction of lengthy sentences all coming to an end this November on Monday. In a video message, the President explained his decision to lower the offenders’ time in prison as they were victims of stricter sentencing guidelines crafted in the ’80’s.
There’s a not-so-surprising racial hierarchy within the justice system in the New York City area. According to a study conducted by the Vera Institute of Justice, Whites and Asians receive better plea deals, and other legal breaks than Blacks and Latinos.
“I highly doubt she will have to serve the full time.” – Papoose Already serving two years in her eight-year prison sentence stemming for two charges of assault, there has been a void left in female lyricism since rapper Remy Ma was placed behind bars. With Nicki Minaj sitting at the top of the mountain, […]
“I kind of had a feeling it was going to turn out this way,” plaintiff Michael Mineo said. “If you want to commit a murder, join the NYPD.” A police officer can sleep a little more soundly now as he was acquitted Monday of accusations that he sodomized a drug suspect in a subway station. […]
“Rick Ross hasn’t reached out to me as of yet, but that’s not to say that he won’t one day.” Before the former corrections officer was telling people what it took to be the biggest bawse that they had seen thus far, there was another idly waiting behind the prison walls whose name actually had […]