Missouri man wrongfully imprisoned for 17 years sues police | AP

Nathan Skethaw, AP In this Sept. 2016 file photo, David Robinson poses for a portrait in the visiting area inside Jefferson City Correctional Center in Jefferson City, Mo. Robinson, wrongly imprisoned 17 years for murder alleges in a federal lawsuit that police not only knew he was innocent before his conviction, but helped prevent it […]

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Kalief Browder’s Suicide Brought Changes to Rikers. Now It Has Led to a $3 Million Settlement. | The New York Times

New York City has agreed to pay $3.3 million to settle a lawsuit on behalf of the estate of Kalief Browder, the young Bronx man whose detention on Rikers Island became a symbol of the breakdown in criminal justice in New York and fueled the drive to ban solitary confinement for youths in the city’s jails.

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Tennessee governor grants clemency to Cyntoia Brown | WREG NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The woman who was sentenced to life in prison at the age of 16 after killing a Nashville man who solicited her for sex has been granted full clemency by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Facebook0Twitter0MailEryn Taylor, WREG NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The woman who was sentenced to life in prison at the age of 16 after killing a Nashville man who solicited her for sex has been granted full clemency by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. “This decision comes after careful consideration of what is a tragic and complex case,” Haslam […]

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New Year Brings Hope and Pushes for Proper Implementation with First Step Act | AFRO

Facebook0Twitter0MailGeorge Kevin Jordan, AFRO Wesley Bell laughs during his speech after being sworn in as St. Louis County Prosecutor during a New Year’s Eve celebration on Tuesday, Jan. 01, 2019 in St. Louis, Mo. Between jokes Bell took a serious note, stating there is a lot of work that needs to be done. Photo by […]

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Criminal Justice Bill | The New York Times

Facebook0Twitter0MailNicholas Fandos , The New York Times WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday the most substantial changes in a generation to the tough-on-crime prison and sentencing laws that ballooned the federal prison population and created a criminal justice system that many conservatives and liberals view as costly and unfair. The First Step Act […]

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Will Florida’s Ex-Felons Finally Regain the Right to Vote? | The New York Times Magazine A referendum on the November ballot in Florida would re-enfranchise 1.5 million citizens — and could change the state’s electorate.

A referendum on the November ballot in Florida would re-enfranchise 1.5 million citizens — and could change the state’s electorate.

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