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Cory Booker on Mass Incarceration—and the Hard Choices We Need to Make if We Want to End It

Being in favor of criminal justice reform these days is fashionable in Washington. Politicians from the left and the right seem to agree that with 2.2 million people either in federal prison, state prison, or jail, the United States is keeping a shameful percentage of its population behind bars. The...

Privately Owned Prisons Suing States Over Lack Of Prisoners_Already, 1 out of every 100 people in the United States is incarcerated.

The FBI Faked an Entire Field of Forensic Science

JURIS_HairSample The massive review raises questions about the veracity of not just expert hair testimony, but also the bite-mark and other forensic testimony offered as objective, scientific evidence to jurors who, not unreasonably, believed that scientists in white coats knew what they were talking about. As Peter Neufeld, co-founder of the Innocence Project, put it, “The FBI’s three-decade use of microscopic hair analysis to incriminate defendants was a complete disaster.” 14 out of 32…

Why wealthy Americans’ delusions about the poor are so dangerous

Regressive state and local tax policies don’t just harm the working class -- they can ruin entire economies

AP Interview: Feds launch policing bias study

WASHINGTON (AP) — Broadening its push to improve police relations with minorities, the Justice Department has enlisted a team of criminal justice researchers to study racial bias in law enforcement in five American cities and recommend strategies to address the problem nationally, Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday.

She Skipped School And Couldn't Pay Her Fines — So Texas Sent Her To Jail

She Skipped School And Couldn't Pay Her Fines — So Texas Sent Her To Jail - BuzzFeed News

Don't look now, but the US prison population is growing again