Is this part of government protecting society? Are we supposed to accept this as being part of a process called the criminal “justice” system?Read more »
Man in prison for life for 4th conviction of marijuanaRead more »
In the midst of swirling controversy about cops and cameras, Luis Luna was put under arrest for filming police in action—not by a rogue patrolman misunderstanding official department policy, but by none other than the assistant chief of police.Read more »
Man jailed over messy yard. Fairly good reporting job from WMUR in NH.Read more »
The rural US state of South Dakota is curbing crime with an alcohol sobriety program that is catching the attention of policy makers in regions as far away as Hawaii and the UK.Read more »
Detroit Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is pushing for a law that calls for jail time for parents who skip parent-teacher conferences, a plan some call inspired and others consider the nanny state run amok.Read more »
A Detroit-area prosecutor pushing a proposed statewide law that could jail parents for up to three days for repeatedly missing parent-teacher conferences continues to make her pitch.Read more »
Keith Degroot was in a pub when a burly 6′ 3″ Hell’s Angel biker approached him, knocked his beer over and called him an [copulating ethnic slur]. Degroot felt intimidated and reacted with his walking stick, smashing the biker in the head and causing serious injuries. Now he's in jail.Read more »
If his diary and witness accounts are to be believed, Nicholas Pinto endured months of physical, sexual and mental abuse in prison. Guards roughed him up, made him stand naked in a cold cell for hours at a time, and taunted him relentlessly. A fellow inmate raped him night after night, beat him when he resisted, and stole his possessions.
And no one, he claimed, did a thing about it.Read more »
"Traditional prison," writes Graeme Wood in this month's Atlantic, "has become more or less synonymous with failed prison." One radical solution: scale back traditional prisons in favor of sophisticated monitoring devices.Read more »
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