The Oklahoma beheading case involving a jailhouse convert to Islam raises fears that the administration’s early release of inmates serving time for drug crimes in the name of “racial justice” could fuel terrorism.
Alton Nolen, who was arrested for beheading a co-worker and trying to behead another, converted to Islam while serving time on crack-cocaine charges.
Under the Justice Department’s drug-sentencing reform, Nolen was eligible for early release. He got out in 2013, serving just two years of a six-year sentence.
It’s a tragic shame he wasn’t locked up longer. Will there be similar regrets after Justice springs thousands more like him from prison? Count on it.
Nolen got out of state prison in 2013, serving just two years of a six-year sentence. Under the Justice Department’s drug-sentencing reform, he might never have been sent to prison at all. Thanks in part to its crack-cocaine reforms, the administration expects the inmate population to drop the equivalent of six federal prisons by the time President Obama leaves office…