Saturday , March 17 2018


Incarceration of Women on the Rise

The care of a family should not be a solo venture that falls on one woman's shoulders. In the best of circumstances, it should be shared among immediate and extended family and the greater community. If the burden were lightened and shared, the result might be that we'd see fewer women – and men – behind bars.

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Immigration Report: More Than 1 in 5 DOJ Prisoners Foreign-Born, Vast Majority Here Illegally

Setting the stage for a likely fight in Congress next year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions pointed to the report’s figures as showing U.S. citizens were “being victimized by illegal aliens who commit crimes,” especially drug-related offenses.

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Latest Funding Problem for Louisiana’s Public Defenders: No Lawyers for Death Penalty Defendants

In its 1963 decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, the U.S. Supreme Court held that, under the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution, indigent defendants facing serious criminal charges have a fundamental right to counsel, even if they are unable to pay. But the decision didn’t speak to where the funds for …

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