Recently, President Obama gave a speech to the NAACP in Philadelphia about reforming the criminal justice system. In the same week he became the first sitting president to visit a federal prison, and he announced that he would commute 46 non-violent drug offenders’ sentences, because they were given unjust penalties for their crimes. This is…

After incarceration, the justice system can perform what it considers to be an act of grace, rather than a right, in allowing a prisoner to be released on parole. However, parole is the perfect example of a word everyone knows, but few outside of the system understand. Because of this view of parole as a…

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