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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Kudos to Delaware

WILMINGTON — The state of Delaware is undertaking a study of its criminal justice system to find ways to slow prison growth and prevent ex-convicts from committing new crimes. The U.S. Department of Justice has selected Delaware as a “Justice Reinvestment” site to evaluate what’s right and wrong about the current system. Gov. Jack Markell … Continue reading »

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Drug Charges Yield a Twenty-Two Year Federal Prison Sentence for Lincoln, Nebraska Man

The harshest sentence of the week goes out to the state of Nebraska for handing down 22 years on drug charges. A Lincoln man with a criminal history in Grand Island has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison for drug possession. Carlos Ponce, 25, was sentenced on Thursday in U.S. District Court to … Continue reading »

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Crack Law Details

The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 19863 establishes the basic framework of statutory penalties currently applicable to federal drug trafficking offenses. With respect to cocaine offenses, the Act specifies separate statutory ranges for trafficking offenses involving various quantities of crack cocaine and powder cocaine. Prior to August 3, 2010, for a first-time trafficking offense involving less … Continue reading »

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Famm Gives Summary on Supreme Court Ruling

FAMM summary of the decision In Freeman v. United States, No. 09-10245 (June 23, 2011),  the Supreme Court ruled that a defendant who enters a “binding” plea agreement may petition the court for early release should the sentencing guideline range be reduced and the reduction made retroactive.  At issue was whether a sentence imposed in … Continue reading »

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A Little Federal Prison History

Did you know that the modern day prison system began to form shortly after the Revolutionary War? Yes it’s true. The 1790′s brought with it new ideas for imprisonment. The idea of reforming a prisoner versus the traditional theory of punishing those imprisoned was finally underway. Jails, on the other hand are nothing new in … Continue reading »

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Second Chance Act Funding

In fiscal year 2009, $25 million was appropriated for Second Chance Act programs, including $15 million for state and local reentry demonstration projects and $10 million for grants to nonprofit organizations for mentoring and other transitional services. In fiscal year 2010, $114 million was appropriated for prisoner reentry programs in the Department of Justice, including … Continue reading »

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Federal Prison Sucks

The help you need and the answers you want; that is what you will find here at RMPS; the official page for federal prison reduction strategies and techniques is now live! It is a special group of people that work here at RMPS. We have all been to federal prison for one thing or another and … Continue reading »

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