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Obama pardons dozens of nonviolent federal inmates

Washington - President Barack Obama on Monday commuted the sentences of 46 individuals imprisoned in federal lockups for nonviolent drug offenses, part of his administration's efforts to address the mass incarceration of mostly poor, mostly minority Americans.

The Humanities Action Lab seeks to end mass incarceration in USA Special

With 2.2 million Americans behind bars — the world's highest prison population per capita — 17 universities nationwide have committed to debunking mass incarceration.

Nobel Prize-Winning Economists say end the drug war

According to a new report endorsed by five Nobel Prize-winning economists, the decades-long global war on drugs has failed and it's time to shift the focus from mass incarceration to public health and human rights.

Holder seeks to cut 'draconian' minimum mandatory drug sentences

San Francisco - US Attorney General Eric Holder announced on Monday that the Justice Department will seek to reduce "draconian" minimum mandatory prison sentencing for certain non-violent drug offenders.

Op-Ed: 150 years later, US blacks still not fully emancipated

On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing millions of blacks from the cruel bondage of slavery.

Op-Ed: Prison Paradigm Shift Away from Big Government Needed

We face a massive prison crisis in the United States, and some thinking outside the box is necessary. Earlier in American history, incarceration was rare or non-existent. Shouldn't we figure out what they were doing right?

Op-Ed: Five Killer Whales Versus 2.3 Million Humans

Many people label relationships and situations they dislike as "slavery." Communists call salaried workers "wage slaves"

Op-Ed: Outline of National Disaster — Mass Incarceration

Getting tough on crime through traditional incarceration eventually gets tough on law-abiding people through damaging economic & social consequences. Thinking out of the box is necessary.

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Statistics listed in a Rolling Stone piece about things that were not mentioned in the most recent United States State of the Union Address.

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