Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 103 , Segment 1
Episode: Prison Sentencing, Solitary Confinement, and Healthcare
- Jul 15, 2015 9:00 pm
- 26:24 mins
Guest: Michael Stoll, Ph.D., UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs In a speech at the annual NAACP convention yesterday, President Obama called for sweeping reforms including reducing – or eliminating - mandatory minimum sentences. The President is particularly concerned about minimum sentences in place for non-violent drug crimes that have resulted in a disproportionate number of black and Hispanic men behind bars. Earlier this week, Obama commuted the sentences of 46 such offenders.