Blog Posts in March, 2018

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  • A stun belt can't be used as punishment for not answering questions, appeals court rules
    A stun belt can't be used as punishment for not answering questions, appeals court rules

    A defendant in Texas had his conviction thrown out on appeal after a judge used a stun belt — normally outfitted in case there's a possibility of violence — as punishment for refusing to answer ...

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  • Important read: 'The Perverse Power of the Prosecutor'
    Important read: 'The Perverse Power of the Prosecutor'

    Legislators write the laws, and law enforcement (as the name implies) enforces them. But the role of prosecutors plays an under-appreciated role in the fight for criminal justice reform. District ...

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  • A move to fix the cash bond system is underway
    A move to fix the cash bond system is underway

    The idea of a cash bond system — wherein you can stay out of jail while your case makes its way through the system — is fine, if it weren't also inherently unfair on socio-economic and racial levels. ...

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