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Retrial for Innocence

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Iowa Supreme Court: Innocent people who plead guilty can challenge their convictions “We know people plead guilty for all sorts of reasons,” the opinion states. “Many of these reasons are unrelated to whether the defendant actually committed the crime.” Read…

Trump’s Gift to Private Prison Companies

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Prison companies that backed Donald Trump during the presidential campaign and gave hundreds of thousands of dollars to his inaugural committee just got another boost from his administration. The Bureau of Prisons will now transfer more inmates from government-run lockups…

Where Sex Offender Registration Laws Miss the Point

Rose, Justin P. (2017) “Where Sex Offender Registration Laws Miss the Point: Why a Return to an Individualized Approach and a Restoration of Judicial Discretion in Sentencing Will Better Serve the Governmental Goals of Registration and Protect Individual Liberties from…

Ruling that allowed kids in sex offender’s home spurs lawmaker

http://www.omaha.com/news/metro/ruling-that-allowed-kids-in-sex-offender-s-home-spurs/article_3908d9c6-c30e-5b50-b55c-604c63a2cdd0.html   LINCOLN — Reactions ranged from bewilderment to outrage over a Nebraska Supreme Court decision earlier this year that allowed two girls to remain in the home of a felony sex offender. And the decision set a clear precedent,…

EDITORIAL: Registering sex offenders

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL “The registries should be for true predators and repeat offenders.” The number of Tier 3 offenders jumped from around 300 to more than 3,000 with the change. Now, even Tier 1 offenders will be publicly identified. While…