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Foreigners make up 20% of federal prison population

Figures reveal Argentines still make up the vast majority of those in federal prisons

Almost 20 percent of those behind bars in the federal prison system are foreigners, a percentage that falls to 3.9 percent in Buenos Aires province. 93 more words

Jay Leiderman

Foreigners make up 20% of federal prison population

Figures reveal Argentines still make up the vast majority of those in federal prisons

Almost 20 percent of those behind bars in the federal prison system are foreigners, a percentage that falls to 3.9 percent in Buenos Aires province. 93 more words

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

When Policing and Mental Illness Collide: The Death of Ezell Ford

The stark reality of recent years is that The American Dream – a perfect, safe and utterly protected life in suburbia – has been revealed to be a fantasy for most. 671 more words

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Sparks fly

The machine hummed gently as it awakened beside me. I could feel the vibrations trembling under my feet before reverberating more powerfully up into my chest as it gained life, becoming more energetic as the electricity coursed through its veins. 770 more words

Daily Doses

Indefinite Sentence: In Job Search, Ex-Offenders Continue to Pay

Bob McDaniel sits across from me in a chair in one of the offices at STRIVE New Haven, a career resource organization, calmly laying out the darker details of his past, and how they have made his present and future so difficult. 1,014 more words

Why Cutting Down Jail Time is Key to Fighting Poverty | BillMoyers.com

Julian Adler discusses alternative sentencing:

Any time spent behind bars is harmful to individuals, families and communities. In many cases, the use of jail makes society less safe: studies have consistently found that incarceration does not deter re-offending, with some research indicating that it actually increases the odds of recidivism.

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