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Several Camp Pendleton Marines convicted on sex assault, child porn charges; more cases pending

Several Camp Pendleton-based Marines have been found guilty in recent weeks of crimes including rape and child pornography, with other similar cases still pending in the military criminal justice system, records show. The cases are coming to light due to a series of Freedom of Information Act requests...

Senate Advances Judicial Nominee Who Can't Say If Racial Bias Exists In The Justice System

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

WASHINGTON ? The Senate voted Thursday to advance one of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, Michael Brennan, who spent his confirmation hearing dodging questions about whether racial bias exists in the criminal justice syst...

Boom! Lawyered: Pregnant and Going to the Doctor? You Might End Up in Jail

Jess and Imani explain the laws and policies that pipeline pregnant people into the criminal justice system. Then they speak with the reproductive justice advocates at the SIA Legal Team about their important work on behalf of people who self-induce abortions.  The post Boom! Lawyered: Pregnant and Going to the Doctor? You Might End Up in Jail appeared first on Rewire.

Drug Company Says Its Shot Can Keep People Out of Prison

6 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast This article was published in partnership with The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system. By Taylor Elizabeth Eldridge Using certain kinds of drugs...Show More Summary

Ivanka Trump Meets With Evangelical Leaders and the Conversation Lasts for Hours

6 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

Evangelical leaders reportedly spoke about everything from the economy to the criminal justice system.

Computerized Criminal Behavior Predictions Are No More Effective Than Untrained Humans: Report

Without effective scrutiny, algorithm-based software could hurt those who are already the most vulnerable. The effectiveness of the criminal justice system has been debated since its creation. There is great difficulty in developing a uniform system when criminal defendants’ circumstances are variable. Show More Summary

D’Onta Foreman resolves marijuana and gun charges with a plea deal

Texans running back D'Onta Foreman‘s rookie season included an unexpected entanglement with the criminal justice system. The situation has now been resolved, for the most part. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Foreman pleased no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct, in exchange for a dismissal of marijuana possession and weapons charges. The [more]

Why Fines are a Flawed Solution to Mass Incarceration

With the highest incarceration rate in the world, many policymakers in the United States are looking to reform the criminal justice system. Some have turned to fines as an alternative to jail or prison. Unfortunately, fines may not be the best solution, according to sociologist Alexes Harris.  In a recent New York Times article, Harris argues that […]

The Trial Penalty

Have you ever heard of the “Trial Penalty”? It is among the most important features of America’s criminal justice system, and yet there is no reference to it in the Constitution, it is not taught in high school civics classes or even law schools, and most lawyers have never heard of it. Show More Summary

Update On ‘Affluenza’ Teen Ethan Couch Still In Jail, And His Mother, Out On Bail

The Affluenza Family Ethan And Tonya Couch Are Both Still Struggling Both “affluenza teen” Ethan Couch and his mother, “affluenza mom” Tonya Couch, have both had new run-ins with the criminal justice system since they were both brought back to the United States after fleeing the law and Ethan Couch violated his probation. Show More Summary

Georgia Police Suspend Program Allowing Landlords To Refuse Tenants With Criminal Records

"Preventing people who have served time in the criminal justice system from having a place to live violates that basic American principle, and does little to enhance public safety," a letter to the city read.

What to Read When You’re Feeling like a Criminal

Rumpus editors share their favorite fiction, poetry, and nonfiction books that deal with crime, criminals, and the criminal justice system.

The Race Gap in US Prisons Is Glaring, and Poverty Is Making it Worse

The American criminal justice system’s glaring racial disparities are well known: Black people make up nearly 40 percent of America’s incarcerated population and are more than five times as likely as whites to be behind bars. A new paper from the...Show More Summary

There's a Very Different Way to Approach Justice in America

A new variation on an age-old tradition helps criminal defendants redeem their lives. Judge Leo Sorokin, 56, has spent his professional life working in the criminal justice system. A graduate of Yale College and Columbia Law School, Sorokin served as an assistant attorney general, a federal public defender, and a magistrate judge. Show More Summary

Musings on the Criminal Justice System: A Post Written By Request

Recently, commenter BfC commissioned a post from me. The way this happened was actually a little confrontational at first. He complained that I wasn’t writing about something or other. I retorted that I would write about what he wanted me to write about (instead of what I wanted to write about) for the low low […]

Diversion Keeps Kids Out of the Criminal Justice System, but Too Many Police in New Jersey Fail to Use It

Ending mass incarceration starts with keeping young people from being arrested in the first place. We’ve all seen something like this on TV or in an old movie: A parent arrives at a police station to pick up their child, who, instead...Show More Summary

The Ex-Inmates Going Back to Prison to Collect a Paycheck

last monthNews : The Daily Beast

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast This article was published in partnership with The Marshall Project, a nonprofit newsroom covering the U.S. criminal justice system. By Maurice Chammah and Joseph Neff In 2010, Cindy Stubbs was nearing the end of a 14-year sentence in a South Carolina prison, determined never to return. Show More Summary

Redemption for Offenders and Victims

This article appears in the Winter 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  J udge Leo Sorokin, 56, has spent his professional life working in the criminal justice system. A graduate of Yale College and Columbia Law School, Sorokin served as an assistant attorney general, a federal public defender, and a magistrate judge. Show More Summary

Op-Ed Contributor: Governor Cuomo: The Way to a More Just New York State

last monthNews : NYTimes: News

A new bill will close the gap between what our criminal justice system says and what it does.

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