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This week, the reauthorization of the Second Chance Act has passed its first hurdle, recently earning the approval of the Senate Judiciary Committee. The backlash against John Grisham's recent comments on child pornography sentencing may be undue, according to one NPR Contributor.
Examine California's Proposition 47, a contested item in November's elections, and find out why prison reform is becoming one of the biggest issues in the Illinois Governor's race.
In our video of the week, a local news editorial takes a look at the wisdom of prison reform.
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