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  • Justice Department plans to phase out privately run federal prisons

    August 19, 2016

    The U.S. Justice Department is ordering the phase out of privately operated federal prisons after concluding they provide less safety and security than public prisons, while resulting in little cost savings.  

  • Report: relationship of criminal justice system to disability a serious problem

    August 12, 2016

    The organization RespectAbility has released a report suggesting that we ignore  the large numbers of incarcerated people with disabilities at our peril.

  • Court dismisses suit by Michigan appeals judge trying for 2016 ballot

    August 19, 2016

     Lansing (AP) -- A court has dismissed a lawsuit by a Michigan appellate judge who is trying to get around an age limit and stay in office.  

  • Legal machines give lawyers the structure we need

    August 12, 2016

    Lawyers excel at creating structure. They can weave disparate facts and convoluted laws into a coherent narrative that persuades a judge or a jury. 

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