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Scott Walker Hangs Tough on Guns, Crime and Punishment

19 hours agoNews : Newsweek: US

This story was written by Eli Hager for The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers the U.S. criminal justice system. Sign up for their newsletter, or follow The Marshall Project on Facebook or Twitter. Governor Scott...Show More Summary

Dear Justice Thomas: The Government’s Actions (and Inactions) CAN Strip Someone of Dignity

Decoteau Irby explains how many Black males in this country who would feel more valuable if they were given a fair chance in an unjust criminal justice system. The post Dear Justice Thomas: The Government’s Actions (and Inactions) CAN Strip Someone of Dignity appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Do Mental Health Courts Work?

Adult Mental Health Courts Receive Mixed Ratings Adult Mental Health Courts are specialized, treatment-oriented, problem-solving courts that divert mentally ill offenders away from the criminal justice system and into court-mandated,...Show More Summary

Unfair: The justice system is broken, can science fix it?

From false confessions to expert testimony that juries are ill-equipped to understand, our criminal justice system needs a radical refit, says a new book

VIDEO: Watch Obama’s Stunning Eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney in Charleston

4 days agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

The president touched on gun control, the poverty cycle, the pandemic of police offers committing acts of racist violence, America's embedded legacy of racism, the failures of the United States' criminal justice system, the terror of the Confederate flag, and so much more.

What 'The Mandela Rules' Mean for American Prisons

For 55 years, the international community has used the "Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners" as a guideline to structuring their criminal justice and penal systems. The document had never been amended (aside from one additional rule in 1977), let alone revised, until this year. Show More Summary

Spotlight on Sentencing

I thought that South Africa's criminal justice system was left looking foolish after the Oscar Pistorius case as a man arm end with a high-powered handgun, loaded with lethal 'dum dum' bullets, deliberately fired fours shots at another person behind a locked toilet door. Show More Summary

Reforming Our Justice System Will Require Fair Sentencing and Fair Chances

As bipartisan momentum for meaningful reform to our nation's criminal justice system continues growing across the country, the Coalition for Public Safety is working to unite advocates from across the political spectrum to make the system...Show More Summary

America's prison guards are the 'ugly stepchildren' of the criminal justice system

As many as four correction officers might be connected to the escape of two New York convicts serving time for murder, underscoring the reality that America's correction workers are vulnerable to corruption. P oor pay and low hiringShow More Summary

Texas: The Prison Rape Capital of the U.S.

This article was written by Alysia Santo for The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization that covers the U.S. criminal justice system. Tom Meagher, also of The Marshall Project, provided additional reporting. Sign up for their...Show More Summary

Scattershot Public Defender System in Idaho Comes Under Fire

Innocent unless proven guilty… These words are the bedrock of our criminal justice system. Yet for many Americans who are currently navigating the justice system maze, this fundamental principle is but a dream—a reminder of what could...Show More Summary

Texas Prosecutor Disbarred for Misconduct in Anthony Graves Case

The criminal justice system may never be perfect, but maybe it's a little better following the disbarment of DA Charles Sebesta, Jr., the man who wrongfully sent Anthony Graves to death row. The Anthony Graves case made just about everyone skeptical of the criminal justice system. What sort of......

Lessons for Bratton on How to Recruit Black Officers

2 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

This article was originally published by The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization focused on the U.S. criminal justice system. You can sign-up for their newsletter, or follow The Marshall Project on Facebook or Twitter. The...Show More Summary

Treating People with Serious Mental Illness and How Government Should Change Certain Policies

If we call the criminal justice system in the US the largest facility that caters mentally ill patients, it won't be a statement much disputed. One of the largest numbers of mentally ill patients in the US is catered in the jails and prison facilities, instead of mental health institutions. Show More Summary

Kalief Browder's Suicide Prompts John Legend to Speak Out: 'He Died Because Our System Is Broken'

R&B singer John Legend has weighed in on the death of Kalief Browder in a thought-provoking essay, in which he states that Browder died because the criminal justice system is broken. Continue reading…

Mass Incarceration's Invisible Casualties: Women and The Criminal Justice System

When Americans think about the war on drugs, often images of violent men behind bars shape their understandings. This persistent picture obscures the true realities and costs of both mass incarceration and the U.S. drug war. Consider this, in 2010, the U.S. Show More Summary

Women In Prison: A Longform Reading List

2 weeks agoLGBT / Lesbian : Autostraddle

"Orange is the New Black" premieres today, here is your really thorough reading list — from Asssata Shakur to nuns against nukes to incredible journalism on the various horrors of the U.S. criminal "justice" system.

Join the National Day of Action to demand the release of Nan-Hui Jo

Today is a National Day of Action in support of Nan-Hui Jo, one of the woman caught up in a US justice system that criminalizes the actions of survivors and profits off their imprisonment.  As we’ve covered before, Nan-Hui Jo is a undocumented Korean domestic violence survivor who landed in ICE detention and is facing possible deportation after being […]

And you said he was a very great man

The American criminal justice system targets African-Americans for the crime of being African-American, whether they’ve broken any law or not. Media elites believe that elites should be able to engage in all sorts of criminal behavior (Hastert, Safeway Cap, FIFA officials) without being prosecuted. The message is simple: you don’t get prosecuted for breaking the [Read more...]

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