Mothers Serving Long-Term Drug Sentences Call for Clemency
Friday, 11 September 2015 10:30 Truthout
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Michelle West walked her 10-year-old daughter Miquelle to school on May 3, 1993, just as she did every morning. They blew each other kisses just before Miquelle entered the front door. West planned to pick her up after school and supervise her homework, just like on any other school day. But she never made it back. That morning, federal agents arrested West on charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, making false statements to a bank, money laundering, and aiding and abetting a drug-related murder. Ultimately, West was found guilty and sentenced to two life sentences plus 50 years. Read more
Thursday - September 17, 2015

A bill that would restore federal parole and ban Private Prisons

Justice is Not for Sale Act

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has unveiled a plan to ban privately run jails and prisons, which he says have a “perverse incentive” to increase the number of incarcerated people in the country and return to the system of federal parole.

We will have a link to the Justice is Not for Sale Act as soon as it appears on

Follow the news on this recently introduced and important legislation

Washington Post: Sanders to push a plan to ban private companies from running prisons

The Hill: Sanders to unveil sweeping prison reforms

Burlington Free Press: Sanders seeks to ban private prisons

Daily Caller: Sanders Set To Unveil Plan To Abolish Private Prisons

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