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Justice Aversion

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On March 8, 2019
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 that, but I follow the law. If I thought it was blatantly immoral, I'd have to resign. It's wrong, but not immoral." #PaulManafort — […]

Common Sense Policy Proposal

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On May 23, 2008
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 editorial today calling on Congress to end this practice. The problem, in short: Children who are confined to adult jails are at greater risk […]

Not a Newsflash

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On May 20, 2008

Reproductive healthcare in prisons in the U.S. sucks. First, there were prisons that were refusing to allow pregnant inmates to get abortions, even when the women could pay for the procedures themselv

Mothers

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On May 11, 2008

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

Running on a Beach

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On April 27, 2008

In an article in today’s New York Times, Newark (NJ) mayor Cory Booker compares trying to reduce recidivism rates and get ex-offenders jobs to “running on the beach.” It’s hard

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