Mississippi’s Top Prison Reformer Is Facing 368 Years Behind Bars

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Chris Epps wanted to reform Mississippi’s harsh, decrepit prison system. Now he’s facing three centuries in the slammer. To prison reformers, Christopher Epps was a savior. Mississippi’s notorious prison system was overcrowded and inhumane when Epps took over as corrections commissioner in 2002. He reduced sentences for nonviolent offenders, shrunk the prison population, and took […]


The Big, New Bipartisan, Well-Funded Effort To Change The U.S. Criminal Justice System

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New offices, new lobbyists, new money pour into a new national criminal justice effort — that features some of the most well-known names in progressive and libertarian politics. View this image › Nate Guidry/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette / MCT WASHINGTON — The biggest names in progressive politics and libertarian-leaning conservatism are launching an aggressive, well-funded lobbying effort […]