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Prison or Church

By Mike Dorf Here's an interesting story about a small town in Alabama (Bay Minette) that will offer mandatory church attendance as an alternative to incarceration or a fine for non-violent offenders. The story quotes an ACLU official condemning the … Continue reading

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Asbestos Abatement Contractor Sentenced to Six Years in Prison for Environmental Crimes and False Statements to OSHA

On September 21, 2011, United States District Court Judge Charles J. Siragusa sentenced Keith Gordon-Smith, 54, of Rochester, New York, to six years in prison for knowingly violating the Clean Air Act and making false statements to a federal inspector … Continue reading

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Violence Against Men: In Prison and Out

Kim Shayo Buchanan, Our Prisons, Ourselves: Race, Gender, and the Rule of Law, 29 Yale L. & Pol'y Rev. 1 (2010). Angela Harris In her hilarious book Bossypants (which is another thing I like lots but alas, falls outside my … Continue reading

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Liberia prison conditions condemned by human rights group

[JURIST] The Liberian government must work to improve its generally poor prison conditions, according to an Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] assessment [report, PDF; press release] released Wednesday. “Good Intentions Are Not Enough: The Struggle to Reform Liberia’s Prisons” describes … Continue reading

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California Appellate Court Decision Denies Prop 36 To People Convicted Of Bringing Drugs Into Jail Or Prison

A recent decision by a California appellate court (First Appellate District, Division One) says that people convicted of bringing drugs into jail or prison may not enter a drug treatment program through Proposition 36. As background, Proposition 36, the Substance … Continue reading

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