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US announces early release plan for non violent, low-level drug offenders

Some encouraging news for a change!

"The Obama administration announced Thursday a new clemency effort that encourages defense lawyers to refer to the Department of Justice low-level, nonviolent drug offenders for early release from federal prisons.

Speaking before the New York State Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section, Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole unveiled the plan that seeks to determine possible clemency for inmates whose long-term incarceration “harms our criminal justice system.” "

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What the hell is goin on here...

My Seahawks win the Super Bowl...

David Stern retires from the NBA...

And now, the DoJ wants a clemency plan for non-violent drug offenders?

*Channeling Keanu Reeves* Waooo....

If you don't know your rights, you don't have any.

They must be running out of money

Economic collapse will affect the government profoundly.

allegory - ˈalɪg(ə)ri/ - noun - 1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.

They are desperate to win votes.

Congress has been elected by a majority of the minority for decades.

Free includes debt-free!

Some good stuff

in the comment section.

Any idea how many inmates would fall into this category?

Thats great!

Now if we could just release ALL the drug offenders...unless you think that someone who puts a substance in their own body deserves to be locked up.