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JUSTCE KENNEDY'S SPEECH to the ABA SAYS IT ALL:
"When it costs so much more to incarcerate a prisoner than to educate a child, we should take special care to insure that we are not incarcerating too many persons for too long.... Our resources are misspent, our punishments too severe, our sentences too long."
Even Attorney General Eric Holder has spoken out against
warehousing so many members of the community in jail:
"Too many people go to too many prisons for far too long for no good law enforcement reason. It is time to ask ourselves some fundamental questions about our criminal justice system. Statutes passed by legislatures that mandate sentences, irrespective of the unique facts of an individual case, too often bear no relation to the conduct at issue, breed disrespect for the system, and are ultimately counterproductive. It is time to examine our systems and determine what truly works"
but the defendant confessed ---he must be guilty...
Check out professor Kassin's research on false confessions
and WBUR's ANATOMY OF A FALSE CONFESSION
All should know, that the innocent not only get convicted.. THEY ARE PUT ON DEATH ROW..
Just check out Scheck and Neufeld's work at the Innocence Project.
and the Texas Tribune's interactive guide to the 86 individuals wrongfully convicted.
CHECK OUT what is happening with Federal Sentencing
at Professor Berman's Sentencing Site
But What do the Judges Really Say and Do?
Read Judge Kopf"s blog Hercules and the Umpire
And finally the Supreme Court has recognized what insurance companies have known for years... juveniles make bad judgements and, despite wrongdoing, they should be sentenced differently then adults... check out Miller v. Alabama
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LINKS TO FAMOUS TRIALS
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Self Help sites or Great Links like, Findlaw and LawSmart.com
How many people criticize the courts and lawyers and criminal cases?? Have you read the CONSTITUTION?
Is Big Brother Watching You?... Check out the FBI's files released through the Freedom of Information Act..
Charged with a crime? Is it a Felony or Misdemeanor? and Frequently Asked Questions and answers about Driving under the Influence from DUI guru Lawrence Taylor
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