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COVID made re-entry exponentially harder for those without digital skills. We must tackle the digital divide and ensure digital literacy for all.
Prisology Press is proud to announce its first book! The book is an easy to read guide designed to help individuals apply for clemency!
The President of the United States and the Governor of each state are empowered to grant pardons and commutations. A pardon can eliminate the collateral consequences of a conviction. A commutation can reduce the length of a sentence. In general, a pardon is sought after release from prison. A com...
The First Step Act has passed and been signed into law!
President Trump on Dec. 21 signed the First Step Act, which shortens some prison sentences and expands prisoner job training and other programs.
#breakingnews #firststepact to receive vote in the Senate. Federal prison reform is coming!
"At the request of the president and following improvements to the legislation that has been secured by several members, the Senate will take up the revised Criminal Justice Bill this month," McConnell said.
Does this surprise anyone?
A government watchdog agency is pointing to systemic problems in the way federal prisons treat the women in their custody.
"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to a whip vote for the prison and sentencing reform bill after midterms." Pass the First Step Act!
But will not consider a vote before midterms.
Anyone really surprised?
He allegedly told the women that cops wouldn’t believe their claims because he’s a law-enforcement officer.
"Both parties should support criminal justice reform. We can protect citizens, reduce crime and recidivism, and help people find work after serving time."
Both parties should support criminal justice reform. We can protect citizens, reduce crime and recidivism, and help people find work after serving time.
Re-entry programs like this are essential. Why aren't more federal courts doing this?
Eight years on, the federal re-entry court in Cleveland has seen just under 30 graduates.
The "Captain" at BOP facilities is in charge of ALL the guards. The perversion starts from the top!
BECKLEY — A man who worked at a federal prison in West Virginia pleaded guilty to multiple s*x offense charges, according to Mike Stuart, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District
Appeals court reverses co***ne sentence in which Akron federal judge relied on cleveland.com article
Appeals court says it's not OK to give someone more time in prison based on a newspaper article. Good call, but isn't that common sense? 🤔
An Akron federal judge who has been criticized by a federal appeals court had a sentence reversed again on Friday -- this time because of his reliance on a cleveland.com article.
These kinds of programs used to be more common, but they disappeared years ago. We need more partnerships like this.
ROCKFORD — Members of a Rockford-area bar association and a law school are teaming up to introduce law students to working in federal courts while
Federal jury finds Chicago police framed man for 1988 murder, awards him more than $17 million (PHOTO) (HAS TRIMS)
If you spent 21 years in prison for a crime you didn't commit would $17 million be enough?
Chicago Tribune (TNS) CHICAGO — A federal jury on Friday found in favor of a man who alleged that former Chicago police Detective Reynaldo Guevara and others framed him for a 1988 murder, awarding him $17.175 million.
Lynching a federal hate crime? We can support this legislation.
More than 4,000 people were lynched in the United States from 1882 to 1968, according to the three senators who introduced the bill.
Not everybody deserves clemency. Especially this guy.
SCRANTON — Disgraced former kids-for-cash Judge Michael T. Conahan seeks clemency on the 17½-year federal prison sentence he is serving.
Maybe we will get some criminal justice reform this year after all?
While lawmakers on Capitol Hill can’t seem to get behind a comprehensive immigration bill, they do see bipartisan support for criminal justice reform.
Now you know this is much more common than most people want to talk about....
A former federal prison official is facing 10 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to engaging in s*xual activity with female inmates under his charge at the Federal Prison
Keeping people in prison at the expense of politics is not the right choice.
As Trump’s abuse of the pardon power grabs headlines, formerly incarcerated activists continue the long fight for federal criminal justice reform.
There should be consensus on these issues.
This week, the House passed the First Step Act, a bipartisan bill supported by the White House, which opponents say will do little to fix America's broken criminal justice system.
BREAKING NEWS: SCOTUS AFFIRMS DIMAYA, HOLDS 18 U.S.C. 16(b) UNCONSTITUTIONALLY VAGUE
WASHINGTON, D.C. — "The United States Sentencing Commission unanimously voted on a slate of new amendments to the Guidelines Manual. Among other actions, the Commissioners voted to update the federal sentencing guidelines to address evolving challenges related to the distribution of synthetic drugs. The amendments reflect a collaborative, detailed, and data-driven approach to federal sentencing policy."
Renewed Interest in Controlling Inmate Phone Costs
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Pending Supreme Court Argument:
"Should the Supreme Court correct a sentencing error where a prisoner’s criminal history is miscalculated, but the imposed sentence falls within the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines’ range?"
In January 2010, Florencio Rosales-Mireles, a Mexican citizen, was convicted of aggravated assault in Texas state court, and was subsequently sent back to Mexico. Brief for Respondent, United States of America at 4. In 2015, after illegally reentering the United States, Rosales-Mireles was again arr...
Held: "A guilty plea, by itself, does not bar a federal criminal defendant from challenging the constitutionality of his statute of conviction on direct appeal."
The Supreme Court of the United States blog
Low-security, male immigrants serving time for crimes are going to be moved to private prisons.
Meanwhile, public prisons are expecting a 12 to 14 percent reduction in staffing levels.
"Inmate visiting hours have also been reduced three days to two and rehabilitation programs and classes have been trimmed due to reported budget restraints."
"We believe that reducing authorized positions will not have a negative impact on public safety," a Bureau spokesperson said.
How has the justice system changed in the first year of Trump's presidency?
Here are nine ways the law-and-order president has smashed Obama’s legacy.
Fewer Americans are behind bars
From inmate to business owner!
Two years ago, Candido Ortiz was facing another two decades in prison. Now he's a free man and runs a restaurant on Martin Luther King Drive.
Trump commutes the sentence of Sholom Rubashkin!
Sholom Rubashkin’s 27-year prison term had been questioned by members of both parties and vocally opposed by Orthodox Jews.
Stay Up to Date With the Recent Criminal Justice Reform Bills, written by Jeremy Gordon, esq.
A review of the bills and legislation that can impact the lives of federal inmates just before the "legislative sprint" at the end of 2017.
An update on the prisons attempting to adopt European principles to better reform inmates.
Some American prisons are singing a European tune.
We are trying to keep everyone as informed as we are on the RRC situation. Here's an article featuring our very own Brandon Sample, Esq!
Last week, Lamel Diggs, a 32-year-old inmate in a Mississippi prison, sent Splinter an email through CorrLinks, the private email system used by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Neuroscience can help replace the current “one size fits all” approach to treating the sorts of personality and substance use disorders that affect so many incarcerated individuals.
Hollywood pushes a fantasy version of what neuroscience can do in the courtroom. But the field does have real benefits to offer, right now: solid evidence on what would improve prisons.
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