Bernard (Bernie) Kerik, the famed NYC Police Commissioner during the 9/11 attacks and one of the most celebrated law enforcement officials in the nation, recently released a new book, and was recently released from prison. Kerik has written a redemption-themed memoir called Jailer to Jailed: My Journey From Correction and Police Commissioner to Inmate (Published by Threshold Editions).
Criminal justice reform is the sleeper issue that could help redefine the Republican Party in 2016.
"It is now time to return the control of our prison system to California," Gov. Jerry Brown declared at a news conference Tuesday morning.
Will Barack Obama go down in history as our least merciful president? With less than two weeks to go in his first term, this reputedly progressive and enlightened man has a strong shot at winning that dubious distinction.
As a candidate for president in 2008, Barack Obama pledged to "immediately" review federal mandatory minimum sentences "to see where we can be smarter on crime and reduce the ineffective warehousing of nonviolent drug offenders."