Why President Obama’s ‘criminal justice week’ was a defining moment of his presidency


By David A. Love

In the area of criminal justice, this was quite a week for President Obama.

Articulating a vision for reform of the prisons and an end to mass incarceration, commuting the sentences of 46 federal inmates convicted on nonviolent drug offenses, and becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit a correctional institution, Obama is showing leadership on a cutting-edge issue facing the nation, and one that hits black people hardest.

On Thursday, the president visited <a class="colorbox" href="http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/16/politics/obama-oklahoma-federal-prison-visit/" …read more

Via:: The Grio