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South Carolina Court Finds DOC Erred in Treating Cases as No-Parole Offenses by On November 12, 2015, the South Carolina Court of Appeals held the state’s Department of Corrections (DOC) had erred in interpreting a statute as requiring prisoners with a second conviction for conspiracy to manufacture or intent to ...
Article • January 10, 2017 • from PLN January, 2017
Rundown on California Propositions 57 and 64 by Kent A. Russell by Kent A. Russell, Esq. In the November 2016 elections, California voters enacted Propositions 57 and 64, two new laws that will potentially benefit thousands of prisoners and scores of prior marijuana offenders. Prop 57 makes most non-violent prisoners ...
Audit of the DEA’s Management and Oversight of its Confidential Source Program, OAG, 2016 Office of the Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice Audit of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Management and Oversight of its Confidential Source Program Audit Division 16-33 September 2016 AUDIT OF THE DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION’S MANAGEMENT AND ...
Better by Half - The New York City Story of Winning Large-Scale Decarceration while Increasing Public Safety, Greene & Schiraldi, 2016 Better by Half: The New York City Story of Winning Large-Scale Decarceration while Increasing Public Safety JUDITH A. GREENE* Director, Justice Strategies VINCENT SCHIRALDI Senior Research Fellow, Harvard Kennedy ...
Blank UF-250 Form - Stop, Question and Frisk Report Worksheet, NYPD, 2016 Case 1:12-cv-02274-AT-HBP Document 105 Filed 02/14/13 Page 157 of 158 APPENDIX B Blank UF-250 Form 157
“This Man Will Almost Certainly Die” by Dozens of men have died in disturbing circumstances in privatized, immigrant-only prisons. The Bureau of Prisons itself says there’s a problem. And yet the privatization scheme continues. by Seth Freed Wessler, The Nation Where Claudio Fagardo-Saucedo grew up, on the colonial streets of ...
Article • November 15, 2016
Sentencing Commission Report Finds Crack Convictions Halved by Fair Sentencing Act by Derek Gilna When Congress Passed the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 (FSA), it reduced the 100 to 1 disparity for crack cocaine offenses compared to cocaine offenses to 18 to 1.  The intent was to reduce sentences and, ...
Article • September 2, 2016 • from PLN September, 2016
Mexico: Drug Cartel Used Prison to Dispose of Bodies by Mexico’s national defense department calls the Zetas “the most formidable death squad to have worked for organized crime in Mexican history.” U.S. officials agree, saying the gang is “the most technologically advanced, sophisticated and dangerous cartel operating in Mexico.” One ...
Article • August 24, 2016
City Commissioners agree to a 2.6 Million Dollar Settlement in the Rachel Hoffman Case by Thirty minutes after a jury had been selected in the Rachel Hoffman Civil Case. City Commissioners in Tallahassee Florida went into a closed door meeting and voted 3-2 in favor of a 2.6 million dollar ...
Article • August 22, 2016
$4.9 Million Settlement for Family of Woman Killed in Drug Raid by The City of Atlanta has agreed to pay $4.9 million to the family of a woman who was killed during a botched drug raid. On November 21, 2006, Atlanta narcotics officers executed a “no-knock” warrant at the home ...
Article • August 10, 2016
Report: Virginia's Prisons, Jails Overburdened by Nonviolent Drug Offenders by Joe Watson Virginia should decriminalize drug-related behavior and treat drug abuse as a public health issue, while increasing educational resources and opportunities in low-income communities of color in order to improve public safety and lower the state's prison population, according ...
Article • August 10, 2016
Report Cites Drug War’s “Collateral Damage” by Derek Gilna A recent report issued by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) has called for a “broad national initiative” to reverse what they termed “America’s infatuation with collateral consequences has produced unprecedented and unnecessary collateral damage to society and the ...
Publication • August 9, 2016
Behind Bars: Substance Abuse and America's Prison Population, Culpeper Foundation, 1998 Behind Bars: Substance Abuse and America's Prison Population January 1998 Funded by: Charles E. Culpeper Foundation The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 500.C Table of Contents Glossary .......................................................................................................................... i Foreword ...................................................................................................................... iii I. Introduction and Executive Summary..................................................................... 1 Most Inmates ...
Publication • August 9, 2016
The Vortex - The Concentrated Racial Impact of Drug Imprisonment and the Characteristics of Punitive Counties, Justice Policy Institute, 2007 The Vortex The Concentrated Racial Impact of Drug Imprisonment and the Characteristics of Punitive Counties A Justice Policy Institute Report December 2007 The Justice Policy Institute is a public policy ...
Article • August 5, 2016
Federal and State Officers Face Liability for Framing Drug Defendants by The Sixth Circuit Court of appeals reversed an Ohio federal district court’s order that disposed of claims related to federal and state law enforcement officers framing two men on drug charges in Operation Turnaround. Before the court was the ...
Jails Sell Prisoners E-Cigarettes, a Gateway to Drug Addiction by As jail officials across the country market e-cigarettes to prisoners at profit margins topping 400 percent, a new study suggests that these “pure nicotine-delivery devices” may actually be a “gateway drug” to cocaine and other serious drug addictions. E-cigarettes use ...
History as Substance Abuser Influences Nation’s Drug Czar by David Reutter America’s drug czar is an alcoholic who is approaching his job differently than his predecessors. In leading the White House Office of National Drug Control, Michael Botticelli is following the Obama administration’s policy of shifting away from the “war ...
Publication • August 3, 2016
America’s Problem-Solving Courts – The Criminal Cost of Treatment and the Case of Reform, NACDL, 2009 America’s Problem-Solving Courts: The Criminal Costs of Treatment and the Case for Reform N A T I O N A L A SS O C I A T I O N O F C ...
Publication • August 3, 2016
Drug Violence in Mexico, Justice in Mexico Project Report, 2015 Drug Violence in Mexico Data and Analysis Through 2014 SPECIAL REPORT By Kimberly Heinle, Cory Molzahn, and David A. Shirk Justice in Mexico Project Department of Political Science & International Relations University of San Diego APRIL 2015 About Justice in ...
Victoria v. NYPD DETF et al, NY, 2nd Am Complaint, false arrest overdetention, 2012 Case 1:11-cv-00937-LAK Document 13 Filed 04/13/12 Page 1 of 13 Case 1:11-cv-00937-LAK Document 13 Filed 04/13/12 Page 2 of 13 Case 1:11-cv-00937-LAK Document 13 Filed 04/13/12 Page 3 of 13 Case 1:11-cv-00937-LAK Document 13 Filed 04/13/12 ...
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