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Mandela: 'Solitary Confinement the Most Forbidding Aspect of Prison Life'

Mandela: 'Solitary Confinement the Most Forbidding Aspect of Prison Life'
South African statesman Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison. He was sentenced to rigorous manual labor every day and routinely abused by guards. But in his book about his prison years called "Conversations with Myself," Mandela said that solitary confinement was the worst part of his long, painful experience. America's for-profit prison industry should make note.
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Holder Grants More Leniency to Non-Violent Drug Offenders

Holder Grants More Leniency to Non-Violent Drug Offenders
The Justice Department is expanding a major change in federal drug sentencing policy to cover pending drug cases, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday.
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Pardon Attorney Misrepresented Facts to White House in Clarence Aaron Case

Aaron was a 24-year-old college football star at Southern University when he was convicted in 1993 for his role in a drug conspiracy. Although Aaron was not the buyer, the user, the supplier, or the dealer, he was sentenced to a triple life sentence without parole, the stiffest sentence of anyone in the conspiracy.
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