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What Prisons Can Learn From Schools

By Eli Hager

The Marshall Project

“Many of the same constituencies we united with on education are the ones I’m collaborating with now on criminal justice,” says Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey. 416 more words


Man who assaulted 81-year-old released day before attack for good behavior

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — WREG has just learned the 23-year-old who was arrested on Wednesday for sexually assaulting an elderly woman at a local church was just released the day before the attack. 182 more words


Notes on Johnson v. United States

In Johnson v. US, SCOTUS struck down part of the Armed Career Criminal Act – a federal law which imposes enhanced penalties (a fifteen year mandatory minimum sentence) on those convicted of certain federal firearms charges based on their criminal histories. 116 more words

Supreme Court

Even the USA has ditched Three Strikes

Johnson vs United States has concluded, and the US Supreme Court has ruled that Three Strikes laws are unconstitutionally vague, and cannot be enforced. 251 more words

Civil Rights

What Happened to Messala - Part 2

Sometimes it’s what people don’t say that is the most revealing …

When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev finally broke his silence at sentencing, the response was strong and all over the map. 934 more words

Child Pornography Persists In Idaho; Michigan Factors High In Related Crimes Report

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (WWJ/AP) – Eastern Idaho law enforcement officials say child pornography continues to be a problem nationwide, and Idaho is no different.

The Post Register reports that an Idaho… 445 more words


Florida Sentencing Enhancements (Part 1)

Hello all.

This is the first blog post of a series of posts about Florida’s sentencing enhancements.  In this blog, I will cover the qualifications, sentencing requirements, whether an offender is allowed gain time under the enhancement, any other additional issues or considerations about the enhancement, and finish with the excerpted statute for your reference. 1,223 more words