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By The Dispatch On Monday, September 17th, 2018
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Criminal lawyer Joseph Tully tops Amazon charts with ‘California State of Collusion’

California’s best criminal lawyer, Joseph Tully, adds Best Selling Author to his legal bio with his book California – State of Collusion (Sutton Hart Press) hitting #1 on Amazon in its category the More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, May 24th, 2016
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Supreme Court orders California to release convicts to afford health care for those remaining prisoners

Five years after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to cut the prison population, California holds 136,000 inmates as of 2014 per CDCR report. Of the 2013-2014 budget, 7% was spent on corrections and was set to rise More...

By Guest Author On Thursday, August 13th, 2015
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Why We Should Pay for Inmates to Go to School

How does that headline resonate with you? If you’re like most folks who haven’t paid much attention to America’s incarceration problem—namely, that more people are locked up in the United States than anywhere More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, July 11th, 2015
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New report: Donald Trump right on immigration, crime

A writer at Family Security Matters published an article analyzing the illegal immigration problem in America, noting that many of the critics “owe Mr. Trump an apology.” Quoting data from the U.S. More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, May 1st, 2015
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Marco Rubio backed by ‘Big Prison,’ GEO, millions in privately run prison money

Big Oil, Big Pharma and the gun lobby are widely known contributors to political candidates, but a new Washington Post article shed light on the impact of “Big Prison” – millions from privately-run More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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John Legend, Common use ‘Selma’ platform to compare prisoners to slavery

Sharing the Academy Award for Best Original Song, rapper Common and singer John Legend drew parallels between the events portrayed in Selma and criminals in 2015, referring to prisoners under “correctional More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Justice Fellowship backs Sen Mike Lee, Dick Durbin bill on ‘Smarter’ sentencing

Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced the Smarter Sentencing Act, which will advance more proportionate sentencing for non-violent federal drug offenses. The current federal prison system’s More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, February 14th, 2015
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New study: Mass incarceration not helping reduce crime, Congress stalled on reform

As lawmakers continue to push criminal justice reform, a new study claims the of role mass incarceration in the drastic drop in crime in the U.S. over the last two decades has not been the cause. “Incarceration More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Thursday, October 10th, 2013
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Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick sentenced to 28 years in prison

A federal judge sentenced former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to 28 years in prison over charges of corruption on Thursday. Kwame Kilpatrick, Mayor of Detroit, Michigan 2006 Dave Hogg Evidence in trial proved More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
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Herman Wallace, ‘Angola 3’ member, freed after 40 years in solitary confinement

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered the immediate release of Herman Wallace, a member of the so-called “Angola 3,” who was held in solitary confinement in Louisiana for more than 40 years and is now More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, August 12th, 2013
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AG Eric Holder announces no more mandatory sentences for low-level, nonviolent drug offenders

Attorney General Eric H. Holder announced Monday that low-level, nonviolent drug offenders with no ties to gangs or large-scale drug organizations will no longer be charged with offenses that impose severe mandatory More...


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