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Exploiting Black Labor After The Abolition Of Slavery
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Disabled Prisoners Raped, Abused, Kept In Solitary In Australia, Report Says
One man was kept in solitary confinement for 19 years, Human Rights Watch says.
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Judge Who Sentenced Brock Turner To Face Recall In June
Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.
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Judge Says Florida's System For Restoring Voting Rights To Felons Is Unconstitutional
Judge Mark Walker blasted the state's process, with its "substantial risk of arbitrary and discriminatory vote-restoration," as "worse than a coin flip."
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Jailed For Being Too Poor
Miriam Aroni Krinsky
Too many people are incarcerated in local jails because they can't afford to pay a fee or fine.
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San Francisco To Dismiss Or Reduce Thousands Of Past Marijuana Convictions
"San Francisco is once again taking the lead to undo the damage that this country’s disastrous, failed drug war has had on our nation."
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When Parents Commit A Crime, It’s Their Kids Who Do The Time
Marian S. Harris
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The war on marijuana has turned thousands of children into the walking wounded.
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There’s A Line Between Justice And Vengeance. Larry Nassar’s Judge Crossed It.
Wishing rape on anyone -- even a serial sexual abuser -- is unacceptable.
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Brazilian Court Upholds Lula's Corruption Conviction
The decision is a major blow to the plans of the former president to run again this year.
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Larry Nassar Sentenced To 40 To 175 Years In Prison For Child Sexual Abuse
"I've just signed your death warrant," Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said to the former USA Gymnastics doctor.
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Dallas County Sued After Jailing Trans Woman In Solitary For Days Over Misdemeanor Arrest
The federal lawsuit is the latest challenge to money bail systems that often jail poor defendants for days or weeks before trial.
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Here’s One Excellent Reason To Cut Prison Populations
We can actually lower crime and incarceration rates at the same time, according to a new Pew report.
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Under Trump, Asylum-Seekers Increasingly Face Criminal Charges
The Justice Department is prosecuting more people who come to the United States looking for protection, according to a report released Thursday.
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Movement Against Juvenile Court Fees Runs Into Resistance
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In almost every state and the District of Columbia, the minors who appear in the roughly one million juvenile court cases
There's A Good Reason Feds Don't Call White Guys Terrorists, Says DOJ Domestic Terror Chief
Ryan J. Reilly
Federal law doesn't make domestic terrorism a stand-alone crime. As a result, law enforcement is "somewhat reluctant" to call domestic extremists "terrorists."
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Sessions' DOJ Charged A White Supremacist With Terrorism. They Just Didn't Tell Anyone.
Ryan J. Reilly
The Justice Department's handling of the federal terrorism case against Taylor Michael Wilson is indicative of the government's approach to domestic terrorism.
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Undocumented Immigrant Acquitted In Kate Steinle Shooting Gets 3 Years On Gun Charge
By Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters/HuffPost
Jose Ines Garcia Zarate was credited for time already served behind bars.
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Texas Man Who Used Grindr To Assault And Rob Gay Men Gets 15 Years
Curtis M. Wong
Nigel Garrett admitted to a string of home invasions near Dallas. Three accomplices await sentencing.
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Trump ICE Chief Wants To Prosecute Politicians Who Won't Lock Up More Immigrants
Legal experts say the threat won't hold up in court, but it still matters.
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Philly's Progressive DA Vows To Trade Jails For Schools In Emotional Swearing-In Speech
Larry Krasner says he's "nothing more than a technician" of the movement for criminal justice reform.
Will Blacks Also Get Treatment Not Jail For Opioid Addiction?
Earl Ofari Hutchinson
Earl Ofari Hutchinson is an author and political analyst
There was mild surprise when the news hit that the opioid death rate among Blacks is fast approaching that of whites. Surprise
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Law Clerks Say Federal Judiciary Isn't Equipped To Handle Sexual Harassment
Ryan J. Reilly
They want "significant changes."
Why We Cannot Let Swift Justice Become Trump Justice
Entertainment and pop culture writer
We’re several hundred years overdue in enforcing tangible consequences for men who get their kicks from sexually harassing
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El Salvador Upholds Three-Decade Prison Term For Woman Who Suffered Stillbirth
Teodora Vasquez has already spent 10 years in jail after having pregnancy complications.
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