November 1, 2017 marks the 30th anniversary that the Federal Sentencing Guidelines went into effect. Since then, the federal prison population has grown over 400% while the U.S. population has grown only 37%. It’s budget, now topping $7 billion annually–has grown over 500% adjusting for inflation, while spending per inmate has increased a mere 18%.
Cayva Chandra pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of student loan fraud. She had submitted forged letters of recommendation and forged transcripts to several institutions of higher learning including Cornell University. Cornell caught and expelled her, but she was able to fraudlently enroll at Indiana Univeristy-Purdue University at Indianapolis. She then completed her bachelor’s degree