Federal Agency Approves Early Release Of Some 46,000 Drug Prisoners

Advocates cheered the 7-0 vote as a major win for humane sentencing — one that is likely to impact more prisoners than most amendments by the Sentencing Commission.

A federal agency unanimously approved a proposal Friday could see some 46,000 inmates with drug convictions released from prison early. The change makes retroactive an amendment passed by the U.S. Sentencing Commission earlier this year to reduce overly draconian drug sentences — a move that the Commission’s chair, Judge Patti B. Saris, called a

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Lock Them Up Longer, Sell Their Stuff: How To Curb Child Pornography

To stop a 2,026% increase in child pornography cases, we need to get tough on the exploiters.

In Attleboro, Mass. last month, a 51-year-old manager of a sober house admitted to having hundreds of CDs and DVDs containing child pornagraphy — amassing to possibly the single-largest seizure of of the illicit material in the city’s police history. The man, Michael Paterson, was found to have images of nude boys as young as six-year-old on his

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