“The Robber, the Judge, and the Case for Leniency”

by Meia Geddes

Two quotes from former bank robber Shon R. Hopwood, who recently won a prestigious clerkship:

“Too many Americans go to too many prisons for far too long, and for no truly good law enforcement reason,” Mr. Holder said.

“From my experience,” he wrote, “sentences over five years do little to help society or the prisoner.” 

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