Current and former officials are urging Congress to pass a bipartisan reform bill.
Nearly nine in 10 convicted offenders went to prison in 2014.
The measure cleared the House Judiciary Committee via voice vote.
The federal prison population has grown by 750 percent since 1980.
A bipartisan Senate bill to reform nonviolent drug sentencing would save $4 billion.
The United States is imprisoning people who shouldn't be locked up in the first place.
Republicans said the attorney general is flouting laws on marijuana and criminal sentencing.
The Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bill that would lower nonviolent drug mandatory sentences...
The time has come for the United States Congress to confront the dramatic disparities in the...
Sen. Chuck Grassley's bill passed through committee in October.
Average time served by inmates rose from 17.9 to 37.5 months from 1988 to 2012.
Republicans are proving that they know the #BlackLivesMatter mantra better than any political party.
The federal prison population has increased by more than 500 percent since the 1980s.
The GOP's new generation is working with Democrats to enact federal sentencing and prison reform.
Republicans ratchet up charges that Obama is playing fast and loose with enforcing the law.
Often at odds, the two men have found common ground on some criminal justice issues.
More than two years after they were sentenced, former Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose...