Success in the Media

Life imprisonment sentences are rare in the federal criminal justice system

Life imprisonment sentences are rare in the federal criminal justice system. Virtually all offenders convicted of a federal crime are released from prison eventually and return to society or, in the case of illegal aliens, are deported to their country of origin. Yet in fiscal year 2013 federal judges imposed a sentence of life imprisonment […]

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First decline in parole and probation populations since 1980

Crime in America.Net A new report from the Department of Justice (Bureau of Justice Statistics) provides a new look at declining populations of people on state (rather than federal) community supervision.  While the differences in the percentages are not large and a core group of states account for much of the impact, the overall numbers […]

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Disbanding Police Departments-Selling Prisons-More on Criminal Justice Budget Cuts

Gentlereaders: It’s been a while since we did an update on the budget crisis and its impact on the criminal justice system. But we read daily articles from multiple news sources (see http://crimeinamerica.net/todays-crime-news-now/) regarding the problem. As previously stated on this site, budget cuts have been a reality for many jurisdictions and states for over a […]

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Budget Cuts Changing the Criminal Justice System: Crime News

Crime news from Crime in America.Net We created a post a little more than a month ago stating that budget cuts were “hampering” the criminal justice system; now we observe that they are dramatically changing the ability of the system to do its job as we currently know it. We could post approximately 20 articles […]

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Budget Cuts Hurting Justice System: Crime News

It’s hard for the average citizen to understand the budget situation facing state and local governments. There are two things to consider: Budget cuts are the number one story within the criminal justice system (in terms of newspaper coverage); nothing else comes close; Thirty-five of the 50 states (according to Governing Magazine) face serious budget […]

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