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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New Round of Jail Sentences Commuted by Obama

By Christopher Zoukis The Obama administration has unveiled a second batch of 2016 commutations for federal prisoners, scheduling early release for another 58 inmates. Most of them will be released at the start of September, although some will remain incarcerated until early 2017. Like the 61 federal prisoners whose commutations the White House announced in […]

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