No one likes to talk about the fact that “doing time” leaves the majority of returning citizens worse off than before they were incarcerated. Prior to my imprisonment, I had a very successful consulting business and I lived a solidly middle-class life.
Michigan has terminated a three-year, $145 million contract with Aramark Correctional Services a year after the company hired to feed state prisoners came under scrutiny for lack of cleanliness, unapproved menu substitutions and other issues, state officials announced Monday.
LANSING, MI (WHTC) - An automated system to keep track of state corrections officers during their on-duty work has been expanded to all correctional facilities in Michigan. The State Administrative Board ...
Twenty-four correctional officers have been convicted for their participation in the jail racketeering conspiracy. Sixteen BGF gang members and associates were also convicted for participating in the racketeering conspiracy.
Back in April, the Department of Justice along with the FBI have identified 2,500 cases for review after finding that experts on its microscopic hair comparison unit overstated evidence concerning pattern-based forensic techniques in 95 percent of the 268 cases reviewed so far. Unfortunately, the cases involved 46 states and include 32 defendants that were sentenced to death, of which, 14 have already been executed or died behind bars.
HEARING PURPOSE: To share lessons on criminal justice reform from states that have successfully implemented new policies. To hear from a diverse panel of experts regarding emerging areas of reform at both the state and federal levels, including existing and forthcoming bills before the House and Senate. To broaden the conversation on criminal justice reform. …
In a ruling that could have implications for similar lawsuits in Texas, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Louisiana doesn’t have to install air conditioning to protect death row inmates from extreme summer heat.
Despite recent changes in the Federal Sentencing Guidelines and new policies regarding drug sentencing issued by the Department of Justice, sentences in federal drug case remain draconian. Section 841 of Title 18, United States Code, sets forth the minimum and…
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