Can I Petition My Case for Parole?

After a prisoner has spent even a short amount of time in jail, he or she may begin to wonder whether his or her release can happen sooner than expected. In these instances, many imagine petitioning for parole, going before a committee and pleading for their release. However, this option is not available to all… Read More

Mandatory Sentencing Minimums

In March of 2016 the United States Sentencing Commission detailed that more than half (56.8%) of offenders in the federal prison population were convicted of an offense carrying a mandatory minimum penalty. What are Mandatory Minimums? Mandatory minimums are sentencing laws that require a specific minimum prison term to be imposed on offenders who are… Read More