Josh discusses clemency for Matthew Charles with Kevin Ring of Families Against Mandatory Minimums.
Notes From Episode 19
Kevin Ring is the President of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, a former legislative aide, graduate of Syracuse University, and of the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University Law School. He is the author of “Scalia’s Court a Legacy of Landmark Decisions and Dissents.”
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Julieta Martinelli and Matthew Charles
“Career Offender” Sentencing Guidelines
Sign The Petition to Free Matthew Charles
We all hope you will join us in signing “This Petition” for clemency/commutation for Mr. Matthew Charles.
Violence vs. Non-Violence in Law
The first tweet in the amazing Twitter thread from Kevin Ring we discussed during this episode started with the linked tweet.
Episode 2 of Decarceration Nation was entirely about this (largely fake) distinction between violence and non-violence in the law (one of my personal favorite episodes of the podcast).
Learn more about the Bureau of Prisons drug programs including RDAP from their site.
Widespread Support for Mr. Charles
Some of the articles supporting President Trump granting a commutation to Mr. Charles include articles in The National Review, The Federalist, and The Root. I have also seen calls for his release on social media from the ACLU and Cut 50.
Please sign the Petition to free Mr. Charles!!!! The petition, at this moment, is about to break 65k signatures.
Here is a preview article about next week’s episode (Statesville Correctional Debate Team).
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