Prison nation

Integrity and Mandatory Minimums

Integrity and Mandatory Minimums

Judges are generally prohibited by ethics rules from commenting publicly on cases that they preside over. In Nashville, Tn., we...

Wrongful Convictions – Unlocking the Truth

Wrongful Convictions – Unlocking the Truth

“Unlocking the Truth” is a show on MTV that is investigating the cases of three people who may have been...

New ideas

New ideas

The “war on drugs” has failed – we have managed to become the world’s leader in number of citizens that...

Prison nation – as seen on Sesame Street

Prison nation – as seen on Sesame Street

Here’s a wake up call about the rate at which we are incarcerating our citizens – Sesame Street has now...

Prison nation, cheap labor for corporate America

Prison nation, cheap labor for corporate America

Most know already that the United States has the highest incarceration rate of any nation in the world – as...

Today is Repeal Day

Today is Repeal Day

In January 1919, the 18th Amendment was passed, outlawing alcohol and putting an end to society’s ills, drunkenness, crime, poverty,...

America’s slow creep towards becoming a police state

America’s slow creep towards becoming a police state

Steven Greenhut has a pretty good article at Reason.com titled “Are we sliding towards a police state?,” which focuses on...

Prison Nation

Prison Nation

Keeping the conversation alive about our country’s ridiculous propensity for locking up its citizens, Fareed Zakaria did a spot on...

Crash the system

Crash the system

“The system of mass incarceration depends almost entirely on the cooperation of those it seeks to control.” A NY Times...

the Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook

the Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook

The Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook is a resource written by staff at the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), that is available...