New Round of Jail Sentences Commuted by Obama

By Christopher Zoukis The Obama administration has unveiled a second batch of 2016 commutations for federal prisoners, scheduling early release for another 58 inmates. Most of them will be released at the start of September, although some will remain incarcerated until early 2017. Like the 61 federal prisoners whose commutations the White House announced in […]

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‘Ban the Box’ Movement Spreads across America

Last November, U.S. President Barack Obama issued an executive order to “ban the box” – the widely-hated part of a job application that allows federal agencies and other employers to force prospective hires to disclose criminal their criminal record history. In issuing the order, the president declared government hiring shouldn’t use criminal history “to screen […]

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