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Inmate’s Death Sheds Light on ‘Horrible Conditions’ Inside Rikers Island

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The death of Thomas Earl Braunson III, a 35-year-old new father jailed on a parole violation, is the third fatality reported at the New York jail in the last three months.

Man shot by Comal County deputy after trying to run them over with his vehicle, police say

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Update: The suspect was identified as Nicholas Ryan Norton, 32.Original story: A man was shot by a Comal County deputy after trying to run them over with his vehicle following a high-speed chase across county lines, according to police.The incident beg…

Despite Protests and a Pandemic, Police Killings Persist

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Police shot and killed 1,021 people in 2020, even as protesters pushed for accountability. A Washington Post investigation details the reasons underlying this reality, from a lack of across-the-board reforms to department cover-ups to unrestrained use-of-force. 

San Antonio man indicted on four sex crime charges involving children

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A San Antonio man could spend the rest of his life in prison without parole after he was indicted by a Bexar County grand jury for sex crime charges involving a child.

‘Second Chance’ Pell Grants Program Expands to 200 Schools in 2022

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The Pell grant program offers educational opportunities to incarcerees who have been previously unable to access federal need-based financial aid. According to a Vera Institute of Justice report, inmates who participated in the program were 13 percent more likely to obtaining employment post-release.

Video clip shows vehicle involved in Army staff sergeant’s murder, police say

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Police have released new video, hoping it might yield clues in a New Year’s day murder.

San Antonio police release surveillance footage of suspect vehicle in Army Staff Sgt.’s death

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The San Antonio Police Department has released a video of an SUV possibly connected with the shooting death of Army Staff Sgt. Jessica Ann Mitchell in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

US Recidivism Rates Stay Sky High

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A Bureau of Justice Statistics report presents a picture of an American prison system marred by recidivism. Nearly half of prisoners released in 2012, for instance, returned to prison within five years for a parole or probation violation or a new sentence.

Females, People of Color Underrepresented in Law Firms: ABA

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Recently released American Bar Association data show that women and people of color made only minimal gains in joining law firm ranks over the past decade.

Race Can Determine Who Avoids Prison: Study

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For qualifying offenders, diversion programs promise rehabilitation, not conviction. But the authors of a recent study argue that the referral process privileges white defendants over people of color, leading to unequal diversion rates in several jurisdictions. 

Police Aren’t Needed for 49% of 911 Calls: Seattle Report

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A pilot program for launching triage teams as an alternative response to non-violent 911 calls “is the first step of many to truly reimagine public safety in Seattle,” says Mayor Jennie Durkan. Other cities are following similar paths.

The Zen of Prison Gardening

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Amid rows of snap peas and summer squash, incarcerated gardeners in Oregon cultivate job skills, inner peace―and fresh produce for the prison cafeteria―in Lettuce Grow, a program that now serves 200 individuals a year. 

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