Offenses statistics based on prior month's data -- retrieving inmate statistics about us about our agency about our facilities historical information. Supporters of existing drug laws argue that even if their current offense is nonviolent, most drug offenders are nonetheless dangerous, violent individuals the facts are otherwise.
At 24 years old, kemba smith was sentenced to 245 years in prison for conspiracy to participate in her boyfriend's drug activities, a non-violent, first-time offense for years, her parents galvanized a tireless movement seeking clemency for their daughter. With that in mind, we took the 58% of prisoners serving time for six major crimes — aggravated assault, murder, nonviolent weapons crimes, robbery, serious burglary, and serious drug trafficking — and tested several methods for cutting sentences, ultimately landing on a 25% reduction.
Obama grants final 330 commutations to nonviolent drug offenders obama announced 330 more commutations, for nonviolent drug offenders, bringing his total number of clemencies to 1,715 he has.
Increased policing of lower-level offenses and drug violations swept more individuals into the system punitive policies such as mandatory minimum sentencing, the abolishment of parole, and a slew of new criminal laws caused the prison population to explode. Fact: most drug offenders are nonviolent most drug offenders in prison are men and women whose illegal conduct involves non-coercive transactions to obtain, possess and/or sell drugs supporters of existing drug laws argue that even if their current offense is nonviolent, most drug offenders are nonetheless dangerous, violent individuals. Among male state prisoners, violent (47%) and property (48%) offenders were less likely to report having children than public-order (60%) and drug (59%) offenders (table 6) for women held in state prison, violent (57%) offenders were less likely than drug (63%), property (65%), and public-order (65%) offenders to be a mother. Nonviolent drug offenders should not be taking up prison beds but not violent or dangerous but after months or years in custody, they become socialized to prison norms, where aggression is.
Nonviolent drug offenders should not be taking up prison beds i have no problem with putting away a violent criminal for a long, long time rapists murderers bank robbers once upon a time. The cost of incarcerating non-violent drug offenders funding for internal drug rehabilitation treatment programs remains a challenge and those institutions that do provide this service face significant obstacles.
But on thursday, his last full day in office, obama announced 330 more commutations, for nonviolent drug offenders, bringing his total number of clemencies to 1,715 he has granted commutations to more people than the past 12 presidents combined, including 568 inmates with life sentences.
About three-quarters of drug offenders in federal prison were either non-hispanic black or african american (39%) or hispanic or latino (37%) nearly a quarter (22%) were.