Tag Archives: Criminal justice

Marijuana Reform Efforts Move Forward This Week in NY and RI

NEW YORK: A new report will be released on the steps of City Hall on Tuesday, documenting the astronomical financial costs of the over 50,300 arrests for marijuana possession in New York City in 2010, and the cost of the 350,000 … Continue reading

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Underfunded Public Defenders are Only 1/3 of The Equation

As state budget discussions heat up around the nation, each department will be fighting to keep their slice of the pie while a few will be bold enough to tout their need for expansion.  In a time of economic hardship … Continue reading

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9th Circuit Calls for Proof: Is Prison System Racist?

The 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals court has reversed course and upheld Washington state’s ban on voting by prison inmates.  The ruling came last week in a case that challenged the ban under the Voting Rights Act, claiming it … Continue reading

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