An effort to stop overnight jail releases in California is rejected by Gov. Newsom | Los Angeles Times

SACRAMENTO — Ten years ago, Mitrice Richardson was released from the Los Angeles County sheriff’s Malibu/Lost Hills Station just after midnight, left to find her way home through a remote area, alone and on foot, with no money or phone. When her body was located 11 months later, questions were raised about why the Sheriff’s…

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Illinois is expunging marijuana convictions from nearly 800,000 criminal records | CNN

Ryan Prior, CNN Yarygin, serazetdinov/iStock. Featured Image NN If you’ve been arrested for weed in Illinois, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker just signed HB 1438 this week, which makes cannabis legal in the state for individuals 21 and over, along with sweeping criminal criminal justice reforms designed to help…

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It took 10 minutes to convict 14-year-old George Stinney Jr. It took 70 years after his execution to exonerate him. | The Washington Post

Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post George Stinney Jr was executed in 1944 for the murder of two white girls. (Reuters). Featured Image n March 1944, deep in the Jim Crow South, police came for 14-year-old George Stinney Jr. His parents weren’t at home. His little sister was hiding in the family’s chicken coop behind the…

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New Criminal Justice Film Series from The Marshall Project Highlights Chicago Witnesses to System’s Injustices | Chicago Defender

Ariel Parrella-Aureli, Chicago Defender The longtime couple have finally become engaged, celebrating with family and friends. (Image via NBC Chicago). Featured Image arold Washington Library Center’s Cindy Pritzker Auditorium was a full house at the opening screening of a new local series focusing on injustices in the criminal justice system. On Sept. 12, The Marshall…

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Police in Alabama planted drugs and guns on over 1,000 innocent Black men | Rolling Out

A.R. SHAW, Rolling Out Photo illustration by Lisa Larson-Walker. Photo by Michael Blann/Thinkstock. Featured Image lack men in Alabama were racially profiled and made criminals by a group of racist police. According to the Henry County Report, the incidents occurred in Dothan, Alabama where at least 12 White police officers involved. The officers were a…

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