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Can the Obama Admin Actually Fix Our Broken Criminal Justice System?

Obama’s attorney general promised a new approach to criminal justice—but prosecutors can still block meaningful change.

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After all, if the Obama administration truly believes that “too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long,” isn’t this the logical place to start?

In August,  Democratic Congressman Steve Cohen of Tennessee asked President Obama to commute the sentences of low-level drug offenders.

Liliana Segura is an independent journalist and editor with a focus on social justice, prisons & harsh sentencing.