Attorney General Eric Holder endorsed a proposal that would result in shorter prison sentences for many nonviolent drug traffickers, saying the change would rein in runaway federal prison costs and create a fairer criminal justice system.
Labor Board Rules Northwestern Athletes Allowed to Unionize
The National Labor Relations Board has made a landmark ruling in favor of football players at Northwestern University who claim they are school employees. Currently the decision only applies to private schools, but it is expected to reverberate more widely.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Moved to Another Prison After Skirmish With Guards
Federal officials have relocated Jesse Jackson Jr. — who has been incarcerated since October after pleading guilty to misusing campaign funds — to another prison after the former congressman wrangled with guards and was placed in solitary confinement.
Black Pastor Sentenced To 2 Years For Staging Fake Hate Crime
A black Baptist minister from Chesterfield County was sentenced Thursday to serve two years in prison for setting his front porch ablaze in a phony hate crime attack that included racist graffiti he painted to deceive police.