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Criminal Justice Reform Bill – What is the First Step Act?

The US Senate voted to approve the First Step Act this week – a criminal justice reform bill that promises...

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Who’s Fighting the Wildfires in California? Slave Labor…

You’ve probably heard about the devastating wildfires in California – but, did you know that the government is using prison...

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...