Good piece here on one of the ways that the pandemic intersects with the criminal injustice system: Here in San Francisco, over 100 people are still languishing in jail awaiting trial past the last da
America truly is a race-blind meritocracy. FYI in 2018, #JudgeEllis sentenced Frederick Turner, 37, to a mandatory minimum of 40 years in prison for dealing methamphetamine: "I chafe a bit at tha
Freedom Dorm. Sounds like a nice, hippie-ish, free loving place to live on some liberal college campus, no? Bard? Oberlin? But no. Instead, Freedom Dorm is the name of a high-security youth detention
I’m constantly dumbfounded by the lack of common sense in American criminal justice policy. Today’s example: putting kids who are tried as adults in adult jails. The NY Times has an editor
Yes, I know it’s a manufactured holiday, but happy mother’s day to all you moms. And, in true LGM fashion, in “celebration” of mother’s day, I am posting the most depress
The more things change, the more they stay the same. The New York Times reported today on two new reports (one from the Sentencing Project and one from Human Rights Watch) that confirm what any study
What Baze hath wrought. Good to know that Texas is getting all fired up to execute a dude in a wheelchair.
Talk about ripped from the headlines. No, no one would *ever* address our Supreme Court this way, nor would the Court let her or him. But, hey, a law student can dream.