Don’t Bogart That Time in the Joint

A couple days after commuting the sentences of 46 non-violent drug offenders, President Obama called for bigger changes to our sentencing laws. “People convicted of nonviolent drug crimes owe a debt to society, ‘but you don’t owe 20 years. You don’t owe a life sentence. That’s disproportionate to the price that should be paid.'” (I came up with a new word for non-violent drug offenders: Everyone.)

+ In The Atlantic, Josh Hindin calls for a more historic act of clemency: “While there’s still time, the president should consider an act of clemency that measures up to history: pardoning every marijuana offender.”

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