by | Oct 29, 2019

Police officers are an integral part of the communities they serve. They have families, friends, and neighbors in those communities and a vested interest in keeping them safe and peaceful. Police officers are human; they are not government automatons that…

by | Jun 3, 2018

Washington Reality TV star Kim Kardashian visited the White House Wednesday to urge President Donald Trump to commute the sentence of a 63-year-old great-grandmother serving a federal sentence of life without parole for a first-time, nonviolent drug offense. Instead, Trump…

by | Apr 8, 2018

Washington President Donald Trump wants to help federal inmates “who have served their time get a second chance.” That’s what he said in his 2018 State of the Union address. Thank Trump’s senior aide and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, not his…

by | Jun 14, 2017

You might have noticed that there is a concerted effort by many conservative groups in recent years to reduce the prison population. Groups like the American Conservative Union and Right on Crime have come out in favor of legislation that…

by | Mar 23, 2017

More than a decade ago, I was working with a publisher who was experiencing a crisis of conscience. Printing books in the U.S. had gotten expensive. But in Asia, printers were offering quality work at significant savings. The publisher told…

by | Nov 8, 2016

Wednesday, one of my closest friends was sentenced to two years in prison. He had pled guilty to squandering his investors’ money on himself and his girlfriend. Before the sentence was pronounced, he made a statement to the court admitting…

by | Oct 23, 2016

Sponsors say Proposition 57, the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016, will save taxpayers money by making nonviolent felons eligible for parole earlier and improve fairness by having judges, not prosecutors, decide whether juveniles are tried as adults. Critics…

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