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Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Filed under: Statistics/Trends, Trials
The Case of the Disappearing Criminal Jury Trial by Christopher Zoukis by Christopher Zoukis Every person accused of a crime has the right to a trial by jury. That right is enshrined in the U.S. Constitution, and is available to anyone charged with a serious criminal offense. But the number ...
Article • May 5, 2017 • from PLN May, 2017
Indiana County is Leader in Sending People to Prison by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton In a major shift from just a decade ago, rural areas of the U.S. are more likely to send people to prison than urban areas. While big cities have been trying to reduce incarceration rates, ...
Publication • May 3, 2017
Sentencing Project - Still Life, Life Sentences, 2017 STILL LIFE America’s Increasing Use of Life and Long-Term Sentences For more information, contact: The Sentencing Project 1705 DeSales Street NW 8th Floor Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 628-0871 sentencingproject.org twitter.com/sentencingproj facebook.com/thesentencingproject This report was written by Ashley Nellis, Ph.D., Senior Research Analyst ...
Article • April 25, 2017
Will Hopes Raised by Clemency Initiative Pronouncements be Realized? by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna In December of 2013, President Obama created a wave of excitement in the incarcerated community when he announced the commutation or pardon of 21 federal prisoners, bringing his first-term total to 52, plus 10 clemencies, and ...
Article • April 11, 2017
Filed under: Statistics/Trends
Jail Time for Overdue Library Books Trending Nationwide by Joe Watson by Joe Watson When police in Copperas Cove, Texas, enforced a city ordinance in 2013 criminalizing the failure to return public library books on time, they illustrated perfectly the perpetuation of misspent tax dollars. In October 2013, after being called ...
Article • April 11, 2017
Agency of U.S. Department of Justice Curbs Its Use of "Felon" and "Offender" by Derek Gilna by Derek Gilna The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), a U.S. Department of Justice Agency, has instituted a policy discouraging the use of the terms "felon" and "offender" in its communications referring to released ...
Article • April 3, 2017 • from PLN April, 2017
State Sentencing Reforms Doing Little to Reduce Nation’s Prison Population by Lonnie Burton by Lonnie Burton With almost 7 million people under some sort of correctional supervision, including probation and parole, the United States continues to lead the world in terms of tough-on-crime policies and incarceration rates. Although there have ...
Article • March 31, 2017
Filed under: Crime, Statistics/Trends, Police
The Dangerous Notion of a Nationwide Crime Wave by Joseph Margulies by Joseph Margulies, Verdict In a recent Wall Street Journal Op-Ed, Heather MacDonald, a conservative analyst with the Manhattan Institute, blamed the so-called “Ferguson effect” for the increase in violent crime experienced in several U.S. cities last year. As MacDonald ...
Article • March 28, 2017
Brutal Crimes Don't Justify Bad Laws by Jean Trounstine By Jean Trounstine, Truthout A true tragedy, driven by a media frenzy, often provokes a misguided need to do something as quickly as possible and leads to bad public policy - like California's Three Strikes sentencing law. Massachusetts Juvenile Judge Jay D. ...
Article • March 28, 2017
The Politics of Prisons: Location Affects Legislators’ Voting on Criminal Reform by Tim Marema by Tim Marema, Daily Yonder Legislators representing rural areas with prisons are less likely to support lighter sentencing and other criminal reforms. A new study argues that's because these rural legislators think they have an economic interest ...
EPI - Mass Incarceration and Children's Outcomes, 2016 Mass incarceration and children’s outcomes Criminal justice policy is education policy Report • By Leila Morsy and Richard Rothstein • December 15, 2016 Summary: Parental incarceration leads to an array of cognitive and noncognitive outcomes known to affect children’s performance in school. ...
Prop 47 Makes Thousands of Drug, Property Offenders Eligible for Release by Joe Watson The passage of California's Proposition 47 in November 2014—which reduced many felony drug-possession and property crimes to misdemeanors— might be a harbinger of criminal-justice reform nationwide. But for now, reform advocates will gladly accept the imminent ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Filed under: Statistics/Trends, Suicides
Prisoner Suicides and Attempts Increasing in Texas by Matthew Clarke The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) reported a 40% increase in suicides between 2008 and 2014. As of September 2015, the average number of suicide attempts in Texas prisons each month had jumped 28% from 81.7 attempts per month ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Louisiana’s High Incarceration Rate Economically Motivated by David Reutter It’s a well-known fact that the United States has around five percent of the world’s population but incarcerates approximately 25% of the world’s prisoners. Within that disturbing statistic is Louisiana, which has the highest per capita incarceration rate in the nation ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Australia, New Zealand and UK Have Higher Proportion of Prisoners in Private Prisons by History will remember the United States as the first country in the world to privatize its prisons and jails; the modern era of prison privatization began when Corrections Corporation of America (now known as CoreCivic) was ...
Article • March 10, 2017 • from PLN March, 2017
Obama Sets Record for Commutations Granted, and for Those Denied by Derek Gilna Former President Barack Obama has been widely commended for granting a record 1,927 applications for clemency during his two terms in office from January 20, 2009 through January 19, 2017, consisting of 1,715 commutations and 212 pardons. ...
2017 Has Already Seen Several Prison Rebellions by Brian Sonenstein Although the nationwide prison strike has fallen from headlines in recent months, incarcerated individuals continue to resist abuse and mistreatment while supporters on the outside rally to their defense. Prisoners in Delaware made international headlines when they took hostages and held Building C at the Vaughn ...
Sandra Bland’s Family Got A Settlement, But The Fight Isn’t Over by Hundreds are still dying in our nation’s jails. By Dana Liebelson, The Huffington Post WASHINGTON ― An attorney for the family of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old black woman who was found hanging in her jail cell days after she ...
Article • February 24, 2017
Our Bail System Is Leaving Innocent People To Die In Jail Because They’re Poor by When freedom is only available to those who can afford it, many end up paying with their lives. By Nick Wing, The Huffington Post Of the nearly 750,000 inmates confined in jails around the U.S. ...
Sandra Bland Died One Year Ago by And Since Then, At Least 810 People Have Lost Their Lives in Jail By Dana Liebelson & Ryan J. Reilly, The Huffington Post Over the past year, there have been so many stories of violence and injustice in America, and even the most ...
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