Monthly Archives: May 2016

The results of a study recently released by the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reveal that approximately 44 million people in this country, who are 16 years of age or older, have at least one face-to-face contact with law enforcement every … Continue reading

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In Philadelphia, a 41-year-old nun was recently on trial, charged with drunk driving after she crashed her car into a vehicle repair shop in New Jersey, 20 miles away from the convent where the woman lived. The woman claimed she had … Continue reading

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In a recent decision by the Illinois Supreme Court, a man’s 2013 felony burglary conviction has been overturned. Justices went a step further than just overturning the conviction, and wrote in their decision that the prosecutor’s definition of burglary in this … Continue reading

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Just how successful are this country’s federal prisons when it comes to rehabilitating inmates? Not too successful judging by a recently released study conducted by the United States Sentencing Commission of recidivism rates by inmates formerly held in federal prisons or … Continue reading

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