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Diane Sawyer’s: Inside Rikers Island

c CNN aired Diane Sawyer’s documentary about Rikers Island on May 21 at 12:30 A.M.This important show about the infamous Rikers Island and its use of solitary confinement should have appeared on prime time. Rikers Island is the largest jail complex in the United States. The facility has 413 acres, 8,000 inmates, and 7300 correctional […]

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Prescription Addictions, Crimes, & Inmates

No one denies that drug abuse has contributed heavily to our mass incarceration crisis. The United States has about 25% of the world’s inmates, but only 5% of the world’s population. During the period from 1993 to 2011, there were three million admissions into federal and state prisons for drug offenses. This statistic does not […]

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Drug Treatment: Before the Court Date

Many defendants are charged with drug offenses and/or charged with crimes arising from their addictions. It is certainly helpful for any defendant facing court to confront his or her addiction. In all likelihood, the addiction caused or contributed to the defendant’s legal issues. If the defendant is sentenced to jail or prison, there will be […]

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Virginia Restores Felon’s Voting Rights

Last week, Virginia’s Gov. Terry Mcaullife, by executive order, released the shackles of “No Voting for life,” from released felons. Before the Governor’s executive order, felons could never vote in Virginia even after completing parole or probation. Gov. Mcaullife used his executive power because the Virginia’s Republican dominated Legislature opposed legislation to restore their voting […]

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