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'Remorse' for Crime: Must It Be Sincere?

Joel Cohen | Posted 02.18.2013 | Crime
Joel Cohen

Sincere remorse is usually about the personal benefit one gains from giving voice, usually internally, to one's expression of it. However, in the justice system, I'm sorry to say, it's rather about what the remorse accomplishes strategically.

Paul Ryan: VP for America?

Susie Sampson | Posted 10.22.2012 | Comedy
Susie Sampson

That is one good lookin' VP! I, along with my most patriotic Americans, are excited about Paul Ryan for VP. Medicare schmedicare... I'm not old so I don't have to worry about it. And those old people are passin' on soon anyway so nothin' to worry about there either.

What's Our Goal, Anyway?

Jess Coleman | Posted 09.19.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

One cannot help but ask when looking at our criminal justice system: What exactly is our goal, anyway? Is it to deter crime? Is it to rehabilitate?

One Teen's Fate: The Math of a 100-Year Sentence

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.01.2012 | Crime
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

While the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 2010 that it is unconstitutional to sentence a minor to life without parole -- except for homicide -- cases like Rodrigo Caballero's fall under a gray area based on the wording of the law.

Fairness for Dennis Kozlowski

Catherine S. Neal | Posted 07.25.2012 | New York
Catherine S. Neal

The world is not a safer place because Dennis Kozlowski is in prison. If he satisfies the criteria for parole, he should be released. The system should work for everyone, including him.

Stories of Forgiveness

Carol Smaldino | Posted 04.03.2012 | Crime
Carol Smaldino

I agree -- even though my own rage would be hyperactive if I or a loved one was violated -- I still agree that killing for killing's sake does not bring a person back, and who is to say that it does justice if it enmeshes us forever in a cycle of violence?

Parolee Tried To Rob Off-Duty Corrections Officer

Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

A Chicago man on parole in a murder conspiracy case has been accused of trying to rob four people, one of whom was an off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s...

D.C.'s Youth Deserve a Less Violent Future

David Catania | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
David Catania

On March 30, 2010, four young people lost their lives in a hail of gunfire on South Capitol Street S.E. All District residents deserve better than to live in a city where this sort of unspeakable violence is possible.

Abolishing Juvenile Life Without Parole in California

Patricia Foulkrod | Posted 08.01.2011 | Los Angeles
Patricia Foulkrod

Over 2,500 prisoners are serving juvenile life without parole in America. They were convicted at age 15, 16, 17, 18 -- and they will die in prison regardless of how well they live their lives while incarcerated.

Fiscal Conservatives Should Want Colorado Parolees to Succeed

Mike Krause | Posted 06.21.2011 | Denver
Mike Krause

Technical parole revocations back to prison (where there is not a new crime, but rather some violation of the terms of parole) is an available area for lawmakers to seek out reforms for cost savings.

Don't Turn Back the Clock on Equal Voting Rights in NY

Ramon Velasquez | Posted 06.08.2011 | New York
Ramon Velasquez

A person living in a town with a prison has more voting power than most other New Yorkers because of a practice called "prison-based gerrymandering."

My Brother's Keeper

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mark Olmsted

This summer I discovered the willingness in myself to see a homeless person instead of look past him. I can highly recommend it.

Drug Dealer Robbed, Suspects Located Via Parole-Mandated GPS Ankle Bracelet

Durango Herald | Shane Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Four men broke into a Durango home earlier this month with masks and guns to rob a suspected cocaine dealer of his cash and supplies, according to an ...

Barbarism: Utah's Firing Squad

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

Ronnie Lee Gardner, a convicted murder, was executed early morning Friday by the State of Utah's firing squad. It's hard not to see what happened in Utah with disgust.

First Lieberman, Now Huckabee?

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

We should candidly look at whether Mike Huckabee is getting a raw deal for granting clemency to the man who murdered four Lakewood, Washington cops this Thanksgiving weekend.

Ritter Prison Plan: Violent Criminals To Be Released Early After Gov. Promised Otherwise

The Denver Post | Kirk Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Department of Corrections officials underreported by thousands the number of prisoners -- including thieves, drug dealers and killers -- who ...

A Prosecutor's View: Sex Offender Registries in Light of Garrido

Robin Sax | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robin Sax

If just one child is saved from a sexual assault, a kidnap or a murder because of registration, then we have protected that child.

18 Years of Failed Parole in Dugard Kidnapping

Jane Devin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Devin

The most unsettling thing about the Dugard case is the staggering number of times law enforcement failed in their duty to properly monitor a registered sex offender.

Women Criminals I have Known

Geri Spieler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Geri Spieler

It seems it is the season for paroling women who attempt to assassinate our presidents and those who commit heinous crimes.