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How Junk Science Sent Claude Garrett to Prison For Life
JUST BEFORE DAWN, on the unseasonably warm morning of February 24, 1992, a small house caught fire in Old Hickory, Tennessee
I'm Serving Life Without Parole For A Non-Violent Drug Charge
Inmate, Federal Correctional Institution, Greenville, Illinois
Despite the lack of any reasonable hope of release, I am demonstrating my commitment to becoming a better productive member of society in whatever way I can.
Instead of "One Size Fits All" Justice That Hurts Communities, Let's Get Smart on Crime
Kamala D. Harris
California Attorney General; Author, 'Smart on Crime'
I firmly believe there must be swift and certain consequences for all crime, but I also believe that the way our system deals with low-level, nonviolent and non-serious offenders wastes resources needed to fight more serious crime.
GOP Accuses Census Bureau Of Trying To 'Hide The Effects Of Obamacare'
(AP) — President Barack Obama used the unique power of the nation's highest office Tuesday to correct a typo.
How To Survive The Tough Times, From Martha Stewart (VIDEO)
Ariel Castro's 1,000 Year Sentence Isn't the Longest Sentence on Record
Criminal Defense Attorney
Life without parole plus 1,000 years. That is certainly making a statement. However, it is far from the longest sentence ever meted out to a criminal convicted of an especially heinous crime.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison
Howard Fineman joins Josh to discuss Jesse Jackson Jr.'s prison sentence.
The Injustice Of Youth Being Charged As Adults
Xavier McElrath-Bey joins Ahmed to discuss the injustice of youth being charged as adults.
The Death Penalty, Life Imprisonment, and Other Punitive Measures: What's the Point?
Senior Researcher, Physicians for Human Rights
Unfortunately, rehabilitation (the adult word for "learning a lesson") is often not at the heart of criminal justice reform. In fact, the harshness of a punishment is frequently not determined by the possibility of recidivism, but rather by public opinion.
Stephen Espalin Claims He Threatened To Kill Obama To Get Medical Care
Most recently, Frank J. Morrocco claimed he intentionally shoplifted so that he could go to prison and receive expensive
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Dr. Phil Airs Sara Kruzan Human Trafficking Story - Oct 17
Susan L. Travis, PhD
Currently an adjunct professor and Airbnb superhost.
Little Sara Kruzan killed her trafficker when she was 16 years old. Sara's aunt, Anne Catherine Rogan, speaks eloquently of her niece, now 34 years old.
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'Teen Mom': In Rehab, Amber Portwood Fears Her Daughter Won't Recognize Her (VIDEO)
While the next chapter of their sad story is already known, Amber Portwood and her daughter Leah did share a touching moment
Matthew Kluger Sentenced To Record 12 Years In Prison For Insider Trading
By Reuters, Reuters
The three men used merger secrets gathered by Kluger while he worked as a corporate attorney for prominent law firms, including
If You Build it, They Won't Come
CSP II, Colorado's newest solitary confinement prison, cost several hundred million dollars. We've used a small part for one year and are about to mothball it. It will likely never again be used for any purpose.
Sentencing Disparity On Its Way Out -- And It's About Time
Rev. Al Sharpton
President and Founder, National Action Network
Somewhere in a U.S. prison today, a young Black man sits behind bars counting down the days till he sees freedom. He has become hardened and likely more dangerous while his White cellmate was released years prior for virtually the same crime.
What Happens to Cameron Douglas?
Podcaster / Speaker / Prison Consultant
Of the five years Douglas will serve in the prison system, the next few months will be the worst. The most difficult aspect of entanglements with the criminal justice system is the unknown.
Miley Cyrus Reveals New "LOVE" Tattoo in Her Right Ear
Editor in chief of new music website Musictoob.com
Wild child Miley Cyrus has added yet another tattoo to her collection.
Stand Before Leonard Peltier's Parole Board
Author, 'SOLARTOPIA! Our Green-Powered Earth'
Meditate, pray, march, dance, sing, shout, laugh, cry....do whatever you can to help move this man out of his jail cell and into the open air after 33 hellish years.
Responsibility Is A Lifestyle: It's Time to Bury Da Beef
Grammy Award-winning rapper
In a few weeks, I will begin a one-year prison sentence for being in the possession of illegal firearms. Before I go to prison, I want to speak to young people about responsibility as a lifestyle.
Governor Paterson's Holiday Rescue Mission
Manager of Media & Artist Relations, Drug Policy Alliance
For many of those who have fallen through the cracks of Rockefeller Drug Law reform, their only hope to regain their freedom is through the act of executive clemency.
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