At $249 per day, prison stays leave ex-inmates deep in debt – Associated Press

Photo: In this Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022 photo, Fred Hodges, left, and Da’ee McKnight talk outside where they work at Family ReEntry a reentry support group aiming to break cycles of violence, crime and incarceration Two decades after her release from prison, Teresa Beatty feels she is still being punished. When her mother died two

Criminal Justice Reform

California moves to dismantle nation’s largest death row

California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who three years ago placed a moratorium on executions, now is moving to dismantle the United States’ largest death row by moving all condemned inmates to other prisons within two years. The goal is to turn the section at San Quentin State Prison into a “positive, healing environment.” Newsom said Monday

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How a silent movie informs the current debate over the right to be forgotten

Headlines and headaches for those unable to escape their past. Wikimedia Commons Bill Kovarik, Radford University In 1915, Gabrielle Darley killed a New Orleans man who had tricked her into a life of prostitution. She was tried, acquitted of murder and within a few years was living a new life under her married name, Melvin.

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Oregon leads the way in decriminalizing hard drugs

In a first in the nation, Oregon has rejected charging drug users with criminal offenses, with voters passing a ballot measure that decriminalizes possession of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and other hard drugs. “Today’s victory is a landmark declaration that the time has come to stop criminalizing people for drug use,” said Kassandra Frederique, executive

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