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The Underpolicing Crisis

When libertarians call for criminal justice reform, they tend to focus on coercion, and why we should want less of it. Left-liberals look to the ways in which the criminal justice system entrenches racial inequality. While I’m sympathetic to both lines of argument, I’ve long felt that conservatives should occupy a distinctive role in the debate. Show More Summary

Mandatory Sentencing Guidelines Have Nothing To Do With 'Justice'

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

One of the many problems with America's criminal justice system is the use of federally-mandated sentencing guidelines. These policies take a one-size-fits-all approach to sentencing, stripping away the chance of any leniency being applied by the presiding judge. Show More Summary

Prop. 47 report finds fewer drug arrests, less crowding in jails

Less than four months after California voters approved Proposition 47, the landmark law is already having significant effects on Los Angeles County's criminal justice system.

Proposition 47: L.A. County report details profound effect on justice system

Proposition 47 is having a profound effect on Los Angeles County’s criminal justice system, from the jails to mental health treatment to workloads for prosecutors and public defenders, according to a draft report by the county’s chief executive.

Sean Hosman, CEO Of Company Trying To Predict Repeat Criminals Is A Repeat Criminal

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

RONNIE GREENE, Associated Press EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sean Hosman is a leading voice in the national push to transform the justice system by predicting which criminals will commit crimes again. He also...Show More Summary

Sean Hosman, CEO Of Company Trying To Predict Repeat Criminals Is A Repeat Criminal

RONNIE GREENE, Associated Press EILEEN SULLIVAN, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sean Hosman is a leading voice in the national push to transform the justice system by predicting which criminals will commit crimes again. He also...Show More Summary

Jacob Sullum on Chuck Grassley's Opposition to Sentencing Reform

6 days agoNews : Reason

Last week he newly created Coalition for Public Safety, a bipartisan, ransideological campaign to reform the criminal justice system, made a big splash by bringing together political adversaries such as Koch Industries and the Center for American Progress. Show More Summary

Cory Booker Talks Criminal Justice And 'The New Jim Crow' On HuffPost Live

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Sen. Cory Booker has urged supporters to read Michelle Alexander's award-winning book about the U.S. criminal justice system, 'The New Jim Crow.' He joins HuffPost's D.C. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim to discuss how to make criminal justice reform happen.

Filled Negro Says He Still Expects The Criminal Justice System In Philly To Be Racist After The Upcoming Judicial Elections Because It Doesn't Matter That Black People Get To Elect The Judges, The Judges Are Unwilling To Look Past The Evidence And Selecti

Philadelphia Judicial Candidates Make Their Pitches To Every Precinct In The City From The Article: Attendees of the 46th Ward meeting in the Enterprise Center last week enjoyed a buffet and listened to at least a dozen speeches, most...Show More Summary

[VIDEO] Man JAILED for 9 Days for Feeding Stray Cats

Another amazing story of the American justice system at work. I guess the criminal justice system had nothing better to do in the great state of Texas. You won’t believe

Job Applicant: Insecure, Confused Brides Are Like Victims of Abuse

A victim/witness specialist serves as a guide and advocate for victims and witnesses as they navigate the often difficult and daunting complexities of the criminal justice system. As the word "victim" may imply, these witnesses are often abused, traumatized and require special guidance and care. Just like brides. Read more...

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Where bitter political opponents are uniting to push for changes in the criminal justice system.

Guess we don’t live in a post-racial world after all: 13 disturbing criminals justice statistics

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Next time someone tells you we live in a post-racial world– after all, we have a Black president– show them these stats. The number of Black men currently is the United States prison system is higher than the number of Black men who were slaves in the South before the war. There is a...

New Bill Would Require Registry of Military Sex Offenders

Even when rapists in the military are convicted and sentenced, a loophole in the criminal justice system can leave them free to attack again. Image: Shutterstock The post New Bill Would Require Registry of Military Sex Offenders appeared first on RH Reality Check.

5 States Where Republicans Are Getting Serious About Criminal Justice Reform

A growing group of conservatives are stepping back from their traditional "tough on crime" stance and taking a lead on reforming the criminal justice system. There's even talk that congressional Republicans and Democrats could come together...Show More Summary

“It starts off as an arrest and things get out of control”: Why Broken Windows must be scaled back

It's obvious that America's criminal justice system contains deeply troubling biases. Now a new study explains why

Rauner Criminal Justice Reform Plan Draws Praise, Advice

Governor Bruce Rauner on Wednesday took his first step to reform Illinois' criminal justice system by proposing a new commission, a plan that drew bi-partisan praise, but not one without potential pitfalls. Rauner signed Executive Order...Show More Summary

Rauner looking at criminal justice system overhaul

Gov. Bruce Rauner launched a commission Wednesday to overhaul the state's criminal justice system, ranging from arrest to sentencing and re-entry into society.

The Solitary Confinement Epidemic Continues

Texas has one of the harshest and most punitive criminal justice systems in America. A new report shows just how inhuman the state of Texas is when it comes to doling out the punishment of solitary confinement. Read more...

Washington State Patriots Bail Fund Information

We all like to complain about the so-called “criminal justice system,” with DA offices just down the hallway from judges, ex parte conversations, prosecutorial discretion used for ill intent, pet peeves and politics, and on and on the list goes.  This is an example of how the system can be used for good. We only […]

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