Criminal Punishment

It doesn’t have to be this way. We can choose otherwise.
One man was kept in solitary confinement for 19 years, Human Rights Watch says.
Judge Aaron Persky sentenced Turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.
Judge Mark Walker blasted the state's process, with its "substantial risk of arbitrary and discriminatory vote-restoration," as "worse than a coin flip."
Too many people are incarcerated in local jails because they can't afford to pay a fee or fine.
"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."
The war on marijuana has turned thousands of children into the walking wounded.
Wishing rape on anyone -- even a serial sexual abuser -- is unacceptable.
The decision is a major blow to the plans of the former president to run again this year.
"I've just signed your death warrant," Judge Rosemarie Aquilina said to the former USA Gymnastics doctor.