Tag Archives: sentencing

President Obama’s Criminal Justice Legacy: What Went Wrong

Last month, President Obama published a commentary in the Harvard Law Review (HLR) titled “The President’s Role in Advancing Criminal Justice.”1 Noting that American presidents “can exert substantial influence over the criminal justice system,” he highlighted reform efforts from the last eight years, including: encouraging

Double Punishment: Deportation After Incarceration

In 2013, over 73,000 individuals in US state or federal prisons were not US citizens. That figure represented roughly 5% percent of those institutions’ population at the time. Many, if not most, of those individuals face deportation upon completing their sentence. I first became aware

Ceilings, Not Floors, in Sentencing

An article by Eric Tirschwell published in the New York Law Journal outlines the fears of criminal justice reformers as we move into the Trump/Sessions regime. Tirschwell, a former federal prosecutor who served for seven years, including a stint as chair on the United States