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In The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander explains how racial bias has impacted our criminal justice system, particularly in regard to prosecutorial discretion. Our nation has begun to realize that arrest rates for black and white people are motivated by race, but we have work to do to address bias and race relations beyond initial arrests. 939 more words
Having pleaded guilty to all the charges against me, not that there had really been any other option, I would at least get the maximum advantage from the scaled reduction which applied at the time for my sentence. 3,501 more words
A Humboldt County man who attempted to shoot a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CFDW) wildlife officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. 429 more words
The Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals recently reversed a fully incarcerative sentence and vacated a restitution order in a vandalism case.
Regarding the sentence, Tennessee Code Annotated section 40-35-122 does not authorize a trial court to sentence a defendant convicted of felony vandalism under $1,000 to full incarceration unless he has a prior felony conviction or has violated the terms and conditions of an alternative sentence. 236 more words