State Ballot Measures Examine Criminal Law, Procedures

By Christopher Zoukis The November 6 elections turned control of the House of Representatives over to the Democrats, mildly strengthened Republican command of the Senate, and reshaped state executives and legislatures in various ways. Less visible, but also important were the voter ballot initiatives were opted to revise state laws, including some criminal laws and […]

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The Goucher Prison Education Partnership – It’s More than Prison Education

By Christopher Zoukis Baltimore, MD’s Goucher College is listed in the 2013-2014 edition of Colleges that Change Lives. The educational institution chalks this up to the “unique college experience” it offers. How unique is it? Since 2006, it’s the first liberal arts college to mandate a year of studies abroad to increase life experience and […]

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States Differ on Inmate Evacuation from Massive Hurricane

By Christopher Zoukis Last month, as the National Weather Service was predicting Hurricane Florence could be the “storm of a lifetime,” with “life-threatening” storm surges, the southeastern states in the greatest danger from the oncoming storm made sharply different responses. In North Carolina, authorities decided to evacuate hundreds of inmates from jails and prisons viewed […]

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Lawsuits Over Juvenile Prisons Have Cost Wisconsin Over $20M

By Christopher Zoukis While I’ve previously written about the problem of the severe overcrowding in Wisconsin’s prisons, but we shouldn’t overlook the serious issues in that state’s juvenile corrections facilities. The state’s largest newspaper, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, recently made an eye-opening attempt to quantify the size of the problems at the main centralized juvenile […]

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