Stories tagged: "criminal justice"

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New Jersey Will Release 1,000 Inmates in Sweeping Effort to Combat Coronavirus in Jails

Other states and counties are making similar decisions to release certain inmates, indicating a growing acknowledgement that prisons and jails are a petri dish for the coronavirus to spread.

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Here Are All the Corrupt, Rich, and Powerful People Trump Pardoned Today

The president's pardons and commutations of powerful men drew swift criticism from Democrats and political analysts.

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How Michigan Could Finally Reduce Its Massive County Jail Population

In 2016, the average number of Michiganders incarcerated on a daily basis reached 16,600—nearly triple the average in 1975. This week, a group tasked with fixing the issue released its list of recommendations.