Posts by Steven Randle

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The Equal Act would close crack, cocaine sentencing disparity

by Steven Randle

Mandatory minimums, three-strike rules, and expanded felony classifications created a time of…

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Reducing Criminalization and Incarceration for Drug Offenses

by Steven Randle

A new report from Empower Mississippi gives Mississippi a failing grade for…

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Mississippi provides hope, and care, for pregnant women in prison

by Steven Randle

A very important piece of legislation flew under the radar this session…

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What Does The Earned Parole Eligibility Act Do?

by Steven Randle

Gov. Tate Reeves signed Senate Bill 2795, the “Mississippi Earned Parole Eligibility…

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Reversing the errors of the Clinton-Biden Crime Bill

by Steven Randle

Before closing out the 2021 legislative session last week, lawmakers overwhelming adopted…

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Lives thrown away. Families torn apart.

by Steven Randle

Disproportionately long prison sentences do not enhance public safety. But they do…

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Parole reform is needed in Mississippi. And new legislation is moving.

by Steven Randle

Dangerous overpopulation crisis. Department of Justice investigation. Rehabilitation. Public safety. Recidivism. Mississippi…

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Approaching the home stretch

by Steven Randle

Today is the 60th day of the 2021 Mississippi legislative session, and…

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Legislature should act on criminal justice reform, before it’s too late

by Steven Randle

The Mississippi legislature is nearly halfway through their 2021 session. Every year…

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On Parole: Providing Deserved Second Chances are a Part of Justice

by Steven Randle

The day is February 10, 2021 and a man sits in a…

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Lawmakers have another chance to address state’s prisons – before it’s too late

by Steven Randle

As Mississippi legislators return to begin the 2021 session, much of their…

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The need to reform habitual sentences in Mississippi

by Steven Randle

Mississippi’s sentencing laws include a habitual enhancement which can subject individuals to…