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Low Payout Limits Can Hinder Wrongfully Convicted

The Associated Press reported on February 3, 2013 on the wide variation in compensation for exonerees from wrongful convictions. Close to the low end is New Hampshire with a total cap of $20,000, regardless of the number of years an exoneree had spent in prison.

Capital Punishment: An Introduction To U.S. Prison Spending

Matt Stroud, a national freelance writer, would like some help from experts on restortative justice in researching the issue of private prisons. It's fair to say this timely subject could use a hundred people like him.

For Lesser Crimes, Rethinking Life Behind Bars

Go to Trial: Crash the Justice System

Go to Trial: Crash the Justice System  

The New York Times - March 10, 2012 Author: Michelle Alexander Read More

AFTER years as a civil rights lawyer, I rarely find myself speechless. But some questions a woman I know posed during a phone conversation one recent evening gave me pause: “What would happen if we organized thousands, even hundreds of thousands, of people charged with crimes to refuse to play the game, to refuse to plea out? What if they all insisted on their Sixth Amendment right to trial? Couldn’t we bring the whole system to a halt just like that?” Read More  Michelle Alexander is the author of “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness.”


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