Category: Federal System

Justice Department: More family-friendly prisons

The following article appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.  A companion article appears on with a single poll question looking for your opinion.  I encourage all LEAF families to read the article and participate in the poll.  It appears anonymous since no log-in is required.  Please participate.   The online article can be found […]

Prison and White Collar Crime

Several of our LEAF families have members incarcerated due to a “white collar” crime.  The article below originally appeared on as a review of a more weighty study on the effectiveness of current sentencing in deterring others from committing a “white collar” crime.  Also referenced is a New York Times article on the same […]

Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015

Senators Introduce Landmark Bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 Note:  This article on the Reform and Corrections Act of 2015 highlights actions at the national level.  Perhaps it will influence reform on the State level. – Oct 04,2015 WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of senators led by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck […]

New Info on the Federal System

New Info on the Federal System   At a recent LEAF meeting a woman approached and said the LEAF website has lots of good information, but nothing for a family with a loved one in the Federal System.   She was right!   With the help of another LEAF family member dealing with the Federal system, (and […]