Cash bail studies reveal racism, classism in the system

Dealing with the Bail System Public opinion has long criticized cash bail as costly and unfair to taxpayers. Two separate studies have now revealed how unjust the bail system is. These studies are further examples of how desperately America needs a reform of its criminal justice system. Classism in the bail system The first study…

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Justice reform takes its first steps with the First Step Act

Last year President Trump signed the first piece of prison reform legislation in years. The First Step Act is aimed in part at reducing the federal prison population. It garnered overwhelming bipartisan support in the House and Senate. Since becoming law, this bill has been quietly applauded by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.…

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Senate Bill Lets BOP Use More Home Confinement To Fight Coronavirus

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The U.S. Senate, late Wednesday, passed legislation that grants the Attorney General the authority to permit expanded use of home confinement by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (“BOP”) to help deal with the spread of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus. The bill also allows for free video visits if the expanded home confinement authority…

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