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A coalition of civil rights organizations say DOJ has to put pressure on law enforcement agencies to proactively report deaths.
Trump always gets press but the fact that he's hired three people who've done time shouldn't be as newsy as it is. We make hiring people convicted of felonies a bigger deal than it should be.
I would say in not passing the Criminal Justice Commission Act before other reform bills like the Sentence Reform and Corrections Act, we put the cart before the horse but, since we are releasing thousands of people from federal prisons right now, the horse isn't around anymore.
We don't give Jim Webb enough credit. He started this whole criminal justice reform movement. If only we had given him more time.
Report comes in the wake of Sandra Bland's death behind bars.
The insanity defense, which dates back to ancient times, is a controversial defense option. In fact, not all 50 states allow an insanity defense, and several of those that do have rejected "not guilty by reason of insanity" in favor of the less-forgiving "guilty but insane."
If you're presented with a document, such as a contract or an agreement, and you don't fully understand it, don't sign it.
Solutions. Change. Hope. These are the words that Bolsinger, a recovering alcoholic, focuses on daily. He saw the flood of the school-to-prison pipeline first-hand. He also saw the raw talent and skills in the men who wore matching clothes with "inmate" stamped across their chest.
It's time for the White House to show it also has the back of children who undergo the horror of sexual abuse, by taking real action.
But in 2012, more students experienced other types of crimes in schools than they did elsewhere. Schools continue to see
4. The United States war on drugs has been conducted predominantly in communities of color. Human Rights Watch has found
In a recently released national study, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) found that 15 percent of youth incarcerated in the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ) reported they were victims of sexual assault by staff or other detained youth.
"There's real pressure on police departments to have the numbers going down all the time." The survey estimated that nearly
The U.S. Peace Index was launched last year with the aim is to further understand the types of environments that are associated with peace and its economic impacts at a more specific regional level.
Last week, like most weeks, Just Detention International received some 40 letters from survivors of sexual abuse in detention -- still behind bars, unable to get away from their assailants.
FORTUNE -- Early this month, three convicted murderers escaped from a prison in Kingman, a small town along Route 66 in northwest
Prison rape has long been a staple of jokes on late night TV, but otherwise it has been ignored as an unseemly but intractable problem of our prisons.