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After Obama Push for Clemency, Hints of Reversal Likely to Come

After Obama Push for Clemency, Hints of Reversal Likely to Come

President Obama, shown last week, granted clemency to 79 federal prisoners on Tuesday, bringing his total to more than 1,000 inmates, most of whom were serving lengthy terms under strict sentences
Live Briefing: Hearing Highlights: Democrats Do Little to Undermine Jeff Sessions

Live Briefing: Hearing Highlights: Democrats Do Little to Undermine Jeff Sessions

Senator Jeff Sessions was sworn in at the start of the hearing.
‘Gary From Chicago,’ Oscar Ceremony Star, Has Quite a Back Story

‘Gary From Chicago,’ Oscar Ceremony Star, Has Quite a Back Story

Gary Alan Coe, better known as “Gary from Chicago,” and the actor Mahershala Ali at the Academy Awards on Sunday.
Sessions to Toughen Rules on Prosecuting Drug Crimes

Sessions to Toughen Rules on Prosecuting Drug Crimes

Attorney General Jeff Sessions plans to toughen rules on prosecuting drug crimes.
Attorney General Orders Tougher Sentences, Rolling Back Obama Policy

Attorney General Orders Tougher Sentences, Rolling Back Obama Policy

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has in the past suggested that prosecuting drug crimes more vigorously will broadly reduce other crime.
On Washington: Unity Was Emerging on Sentencing. Then Came Jeff Sessions.

On Washington: Unity Was Emerging on Sentencing. Then Came Jeff Sessions.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday ordered federal prosecutors to pursue the toughest penalties possible for criminal defendants.
5 Years, or 20? How Sessions’ Get-Tough Order Would Extend Prison Stays

5 Years, or 20? How Sessions’ Get-Tough Order Would Extend Prison Stays

Rosa Lozano, 50, at home in Los Angeles. In 2014 she was charged with importing methamphetamine and a judge sentenced her to almost four years in prison. Now she would most likely face a mandatory
States Trim Penalties and Prison Rolls, Even as Sessions Gets Tough

States Trim Penalties and Prison Rolls, Even as Sessions Gets Tough

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is adopting the sort of mass-incarceration strategy that helped flood prisons during the war on drugs in the 1980s and 1990s.
Justice Dept. to Work With 12 Cities to Fight Violent Crime

Justice Dept. to Work With 12 Cities to Fight Violent Crime

Attorney General Jeff Sessions this month. He announced Tuesday that 12 cities would receive assistance from law enforcement advisers and consultants to help develop strategies to combat violent
In Blackwater Case, Court Rejects a Murder Conviction and Voids 3 Sentences

In Blackwater Case, Court Rejects a Murder Conviction and Voids 3 Sentences

From left: Paul A. Slough; Dustin L. Heard; Evan S. Liberty; Nicholas A. Slatten.
In Blackwater Case, Court Rejects a Murder Conviction and Voids 3 Sentences

In Blackwater Case, Court Rejects a Murder Conviction and Voids 3 Sentences

From left: Paul A. Slough; Dustin L. Heard; Evan S. Liberty; Nicholas A. Slatten.
In Indonesia’s Dysfunctional Prisons, Escapes Aren’t the Half of It

In Indonesia’s Dysfunctional Prisons, Escapes Aren’t the Half of It

Sayed Mohammed Said and Dimitar Nikolov Iliev, who in June briefly escaped from prison on the Indonesian island of Bali, participated last month in a re-enactment of the breakout, a common practice
Bipartisan Group Plans to Urge Trump to Adjust Policing Policies

Bipartisan Group Plans to Urge Trump to Adjust Policing Policies

Senator Thom Tillis, Republican of North Carolina, on Tuesday in Washington. He is expected to attend the National Law Enforcement Summit on Wednesday.
Op-Ed Contributor: Getting Tough on Sex Traffickers

Op-Ed Contributor: Getting Tough on Sex Traffickers

A vigil for two teenage girls killed in Brentwood, Long Island, last September. Members of the M-13 gang are charged with their murders.
For Sale, Must See: Former Prison in Upstate New York

For Sale, Must See: Former Prison in Upstate New York

Chateaugay Correctional Facility in 2008. The former prison, which was built in 1990 and is near the Canadian border, is being sold at auction by New York State.
For Sale, Must See: Former Prison in Upstate New York

For Sale, Must See: Former Prison in Upstate New York

Chateaugay Correctional Facility in 2008. The former prison, which was built in 1990 and is near the Canadian border, is being sold at auction by New York State.
Turf War Between Kushner and Sessions Drove Federal Prisons Director to Quit

Turf War Between Kushner and Sessions Drove Federal Prisons Director to Quit

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, has been pushing prison reform legislation meant to reduce recidivism.