By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter (CNN) — The Supreme Court on Thursday will consider an exception to the Fifth Amendment’s ban on prosecuting an individual twice for the same offense in a case that could also possibly impact President Donald Trump’s pardon power as it applies to the Robert Mueller probe.
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Conservatives have always been for law and order, obviously. There will always be bad people in this world who deserve punishment. Sometimes it needs to be swift and severe punishment. It’s ridiculous that I should even be saying this.
By Aayushi Pramanik All photography by Robert Robertson The Prison Entrepreneurship Program (PEP) is a Texas prison program is slashing recidivism rates and transforming communities. The fluorescent lighting inside the Sanders Estes prison unit in Venus, Texas is almost blinding. The hallway is lined by windows into recreational rooms filled with inmates. They press their faces up against […]
By: Nila Bala & Naomi Smoot Across the country, nearly 45,000 young people are spending tonight in a detention facility. In some states, records show children as young as 8 are ordered to serve time in youth jails for behaviors as minor as missing school, running away from home, and being out past curfew. While the number of young people who […]
U.S. jails handled more than 10 million admissions in 2016, many of which were for people who had not been convicted of a crime.1 Instead, they were held after arrest but before trial. Whether a person is sent to jail or released after an arrest is determined by a complex web of state laws; court rules; […]
Don’t faint from surprise, but many Democrats and Republicans agree on fixing some of the harder edges of the criminal-justice system. A bipartisan proposal would correct some unfair federal sentencing practices, and Congress should grab the chance. On Wednesday President Trump endorsed the First Step Act, which passed the House this year 360-59. Chuck Grassley […]
WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell told President Trump in a private meeting on Thursday that there is not likely to be enough time to bring a bipartisan criminal justice bill up for a vote this year, regardless of the support it has in the Senate and the White House, according to people familiar with the […]
WASHINGTON — The Center for American Progress on Thursday announced a national, bipartisan “clean slate” campaign to automate criminal record-clearing in states for people who avoid committing another offense for a set amount of time. Between 70 million and 100 million people have some form of criminal record, which in the digital era of background […]
Perhaps it’s a coincidence that a new criminal justice reform proposal has emerged in the Senate less than a week after the departure of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. But Mr. Sessions — a devout reactionary on matters of criminal justice — never met a reform effort he didn’t want to smother. As a senator, he fought against comprehensive […]
Written by Cory Vaillancourt A juvenile justice system already stressed to the limit is about to be stretched even further, thanks to a change in state law that will increase caseloads as well as the need for youth diversionary programs. And although this coming change has been on the radar for some time now, there’s still […]