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True Story: I Fell in Love With a Felon

Ravishly | Posted 07.10.2014 | Women
Ravishly

Zangeif got in a work-release program. This meant that he was allowed to work while in jail. At every shift, I drove to his restaurant and had sneaky makeout sessions with him. I'd be lying if I said that his sentence provided no additional thrill -- defiance is hot.

Between Hope and Despair, Waiting for Meaningful Implementation of Miller v. Alabama

Marsha Levick | Posted 08.24.2014 | Crime
Marsha Levick

This willful disregard for Miller has spread from the legislatures to courtrooms. In too many re-sentencing hearings, it is simply business as usual; the offense overshadows the defendant's individual attributes.

Another State Might End Life Sentences Without Parole For Minors

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Seven states across the country have already outlawed life sentences for minors, and it looks like Hawaii might be next. The bill, which is now at ...

David & Me Chronicles Rubin Carter's Fight to Free David McCallum as He Fights for His Own Life

Steve Drizin | Posted 06.18.2014 | Crime
Steve Drizin

Young suspects like McCallum and Stuckey are like putty in the police's hands; they fold much more quickly under pressure.

Prisons and Social Enterprise: Getting Out and Staying Out

Tony Smith | Posted 11.27.2013 | New York
Tony Smith

August, 1972: The Vietnam War is raging. Stopped by two Marine MPs, I slowly drive past the 4-foot thick, concrete walls of the Portsmouth Naval Disc...

The Ultimate Power

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 10.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Jeri was traveling light because she understood that carrying grudges from the past was non-productive, even self-destructive. It is, as the saying goes, like swallowing poison and expecting it to kill someone else.

A View of the Drug War: Stop Blaming Police and Start Emphasizing Personal Responsibility

John Bruhns | Posted 05.15.2013 | Crime
John Bruhns

Law enforcement is not blame for the actions of law-breaking addicts who are not receptive to drug treatment. You can only fault law enforcement for their inaction in protecting the public from this element.

Teacher Who Raped Underage Boy Allegedly Says She Won't Turn Herself In

Posted 01.14.2013 | Crime

A teacher on parole for raping a student cut off her electronic monitoring bracelet and disappeared in upstate New York, state officials said. Car...

'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.

Jaycee Dugard-California Settlement PASSES: Lawmakers OK $20 Million Payment

AP | By DON THOMPSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)-- California lawmakers approved a $20 million settlement Thursday with the family of Jaycee Dugard, who was kidnapped as a gir...

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.

California Makes Parole Easier

AP | THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — California's budget crisis and overcrowded prisons have led to a new reality for thousands of convicted felons: Parole is getting ...

California Parole Restrictions Relaxed Due To Budget Crisis

AP | THOMAS WATKINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — California's budget crisis and overcrowded prisons have led to a new reality for thousands of convicted felons: Parole is getting ...