Massachusetts May Toss Thousands of Convictions for Drug Test Fraud

By Christopher Zoukis Annie Dookhan, a chemist working for a Massachusetts state drug-testing laboratory, was paroled last year after serving nearly three years in a state prison for her admitted perjury and evidence tampering in state-prosecuted cases.  Now state prosecutors, responding to an order from the state’s highest court, the Supreme Judicial Court, have dismissed […]

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Ignorance, Bureaucracy and Red Tape: U.S. Citizens Mistakenly Deported

By Christopher Zoukis According to Bryan Cox, a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), “claims of U.S. citizenship of individuals encountered by ICE officers, agents, and attorneys are immediately and carefully investigated and analyzed.” However, the United States has a long history of mistakenly deporting its own citizens; since 2003, more than 20,000 U.S. […]

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Video Calling Services vs. In-person Visitation

By Christopher Zoukis Video calling* is gaining a significant foothold in local jails. The technology is seen both as less costly than in-person visitation and a potential profit generator for jailers. But it can also have a detrimental impact on prisoners’ ability to communicate with their families; nevertheless, for-profit companies are rolling out video calling […]

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