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FIRST STEP Act: The Right Step Toward Prison Reform?

The Prison Reform and Redemption Act has been renamed the First Step Act. This act is a ‘step’ in the right direction and supported by many conservative groups. Federal sentencing laws are still unaffected by the act and are the real issue. Advocacy group and loved ones say they are in need of serious reform. Read More…

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Worley: Convicted Killer to Get Life Sentence or Worse

According to an article on The Toledo Blade dated April 3, 2018, following the conviction of James D. Worley for the aggravated murder of 20-year-old Ms. Sierah Joughin, forensic and neuropsychologist John Fabian hired by the defense, said in his testimony during the penalty phase that family history and available medical and court records along Read More…

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ICE Justifies Detaining Pregnant Women In U.S. Immigration Jails

In a significant shift in the agency’s stated policies, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials said they will have no problems anymore when it comes to detaining pregnant women in its immigration jails. ICE justified the change citing that President Donald Trump’s executive order on required stricter implementation policies. This relates to the internal Read More…

89 year old inmate, Eddie Jones of the Coxsackie Correctional, New York
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Federal Judge Grants Compassionate Release… BOP Motivated?

U.S District Court Judge Mark L. Wolf knows a rat when he sees one. The judge is well-known for writing judicial opinions in cases that involved former FBI informant and mobster, James “Whitey” Bulger. He was skeptical when a motion from Bureau of Prison (BOP) was placed on his table. The motion sought for a Read More…

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Nurses, Teachers, Cooks Take Up Guard Duties to Fill Up Security Roles in Federal Prisons

Shortage of prison guards in federal prisons across the United States is giving rise to role reversals within correctional facilities. Prison employees who were not trained to function as guards are now drafted into the roles without any prior warning. It is either they accept the new security roles imposed on them or find the Read More…

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48 Year Old Dies in Federal Detention Center

Oklahoma City, OK: – Circumstances under which a 48 year old man died in a federal detention center still remain unclear several days after his death. The lifeless body of Darius Ghahary was found at the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City. The US department of justice confirmed the incidence and said investigations are underway Read More…

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Congress Close to Reauthorizing the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency & Prevention Act

Recently, both the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation that is closer than it’s been in over a decade to reauthorizing the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency & Prevention Act. This is a bill that will help to ensure the safe and fair treatment of almost 1 million kids who are in the juvenile justice system Read More…

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Nine-Point Resolution Seeks Help for Children of Incarcerated Parents in Nebraska Prisons

The Department of Corrections state that there are nearly 9,000 inmates in state prisons in Nebraska, and that almost two-third of these inmates account have children of incarcerated parents. This revelation underscores the fact that innocent children are the real victims when parents get incarcerated in local jails or state/federal prisons. This report encouraged Sen. Read More…

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Mandatory Minimums Takes Humanity Out Of Courtrooms and Dehumanizes Drug Offenders

Mandatory minimum sentences meant well when it was initiated by law. But today it has failed. It has failed the people it was established to protect. It is fast losing its justice value as a veritable means of rehabilitating drug offenders. It is high time the US Congress revisits the characteristics of mandatory minimums to Read More…