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Hon. Timothy Lewis Appears on MSNBC to Discuss President Obama’s Drug Offender Pardon Plan

On June 2, 2014 by Schnader

Hon. Timothy K. Lewis appeared on MSNBC’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” on June 2, 2014. His segment, moderated by guest host Ari Melber, discussed the House vote to ban funding for President Barak Obama’s pardon plan for inmates with lengthy prison sentences for drug violations. He appeared with MSNBC Managing Editor Dafna Linzer.

On the March 2, 2014, Judge Lewis appeared on MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry Show,” as part of a panel discussing criminal justice reform, including: overcriminalization, how the system defines crimes, rate of recidivism, voter disenfranchisement, and alternatives to sentencing. That panel included:

  • Judith Browne Dianis, Co-Director at the Advancement Project
  • Judge William “Billy” Murphy, Criminal Defense Attorney / Former Circuit Court Judge for the city of Baltimore
  • Peter Suderman, Senior Editor at Reason Magazine and
  • Piper Kerman, Author of “Orange is the New Black”