Unique process leads to suspended sentence in hit-and-run

Families of suspect, victim meet to reach settlement

https://www.wmur.com/article/hit-and-run-sentence-restorative-justice/42399541

A man who crashed into a person on the side of a New Hampshire highway who was helping victims of a car crash was given a suspended sentence Wednesday after taking part in a restorative justice process.

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'I'm Appalled,' Says Source of Phony Number Used to Justify Harsh Sex Offender Laws

Claims of "frightening and high" recidivism rates, endorsed by the Supreme Court, have no basis in fact.

A New York Times "op-doc" posted this week zeroes in on a persistent myth that has helped inspire and sustain harsh policies aimed at sex offenders: the idea that their recidivism rate is "frightening and high," as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy put it in a pair of cases decided a decade and a half ago. David Feige, a former public defender who directed Untouchable, a 2016 documentary about sex offenders, shows how an uncorroborated assertion in a 1986 Psychology Today article continues to influence the politicians who pass laws and the judges who uphold them.

Department of Justice releases data showing impact of COVID-19 in state, federal prisons

WASHINGTON —

New data from the Department of Justice is reporting the number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in U.S. prisons.

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