Criminal Justice & Incarceration Society

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"At a certain point, then, sentencing reforms for nonviolent offenders will reach a natural limit, and we'll confront a very different set of questions. Should Read More

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"Ferguson officials repeatedly behaved as if their priority is not improving public safety or protecting the rights of residents, but maximizing the revenue that flows Read More

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Many large American corporations inserted arbitration clauses into number of consumer and employment contracts. This means that these companies have made it impossible for individuals Read More

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It’s no secret that the United States had a massive incarceration boom in the past half-century. What you may find more surprising are that companies Read More

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Force Science Institute is a company that trains tens of thousands of police officers, and is one of the reasons why officers are so rarely Read More

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In the United States, bail is a trap door for those who cannot afford it, putting 85 percent of defendants. Even when bail is set Read More

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Three-quarter housing is ineffective and unregulated, intended to be a middle step between homelessness and permanent housing but instead reflects the inability of the city Read More

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In the town of Alexander City, the city has unfairly targeted and jailed low-income people through the operation of a modern-day debtors’ prison. When the Read More

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Gretna, Louisiana: the Arrest Capitol of the United States. Of all the large and mid-sized cities in the country, Gretna is the one in which Read More

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Hair analysis, used since the 1850s to put people behind bars, is pseudoscience and worthless as a method of identifying someone. Hair analysis as a Read More

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Prisons don't have the funds or resources to provide adequate health care for detainees. Bryan Monnin at the Spokane County Jail had to wait 40 Read More

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Too many times in the US there are both children and adults facing jail time without adequate constitutional protection and right to counsel. The result Read More

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In Washington, formerly incarcerated men and women face massive debts – some people will come out of prison with $14,000 in fines and fees. Those Read More

Categories:  'Criminal Justice & Incarceration Society'   'Racial Inequality'  

Visitors to the St Peter's Cemetery in St. Louis County, MO, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was buried in 2014, will find that he is one of Read More

Categories:  'Criminal Justice & Incarceration Society'   'Gender Inequality'  

In recent years, in jurisdictions across the country, investigators and private citizens have brought attention to enormous backlogs of untested rape kits. A rape kit Read More

Categories:  'Criminal Justice & Incarceration Society'   'Health Care - The Effects of Lacking Coverage'  

While police violence is often framed as a racial phenomenon, an expression of systematic racism, race doesn't tell the whole story – ableism and inadequate Read More

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Prisons are set in isolated locations far from prisoners’ families. Prisoners can be transfered out of state. Towns like Dannemora become “ company towns” where Read More

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The FBI and other investigative agencies are permitted to put forth pseudoscientific forensic techniques as evidence in criminal trials. Numerous forensic techniques have no basis in science Defendants Read More

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Moral and legal questions arise when we do not provide necessary care for prisoners. When citizens are incarcerated the public assumes responsibility for their health Read More

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Juveniles accused of crimes in many states are not given the chance to meet a court-appointed attorney until the day of the trial. Juveniles are Read More

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Municipalities such as Ferguson Missouri use Fines and Forfeitures as a source of revenue turning the justice system into an arbitrary method of taxation. “effectively Read More