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Holder Calls For Less Severe Drug Sentencing; Gascón Looking at Making ‘Simple Drug Possession’ a Misdemeanor

August 12, 2013 | 2:50 pm

Holder Calls For Less Severe Drug Sentencing; Gascón Looking at Making ‘Simple Drug Possession’ a Misdemeanor

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WASHINGTON (AP and KQED) — With the U.S. facing massive overcrowding in its prisons, Attorney General Eric Holder called Monday for major changes to the nation’s criminal justice system that would scale back the use of harsh sentences for certain drug-related crimes. In remarks to the American Bar Association in San Francisco, Holder said he […]

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Giselle Esteban Sentenced to 25 Years for Michelle Le’s Murder

December 10, 2012 | 10:52 am

Giselle Esteban Sentenced to 25 Years for Michelle Le’s Murder

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(BCN) Giselle Esteban, the woman convicted of murdering nursing student Michelle Le in May 2011, was sentenced in Alameda County Superior Court this  morning to 25 years to life in prison. In her trial, prosecutors contended that Esteban killed Le, a  former friend and high school classmate, because she mistakenly believed that  Le was having a […]

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Calif. Underestimated Number of Prisoners Sent to County Jails Under Realignment

July 5, 2012 | 1:01 pm

Calif. Underestimated Number of Prisoners Sent to County Jails Under Realignment

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by Don Thompson, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 250 more criminals will serve their time in county jails instead of state prisons each year under a new California law, a sharp increase from the state’s original projections. The corrections department said Thursday that it miscalculated the effect of changing where some criminals serve […]

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