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Getting Out by Going In (GOGI)

Image courtesy howtogogi.com By Leigh Erin Carlson, National Director of Programs  While news reports and scientific studies are now touting the benefits of prisoner education, at GOGI, it is considered old news that the education of inmates and prisoners correlates with increased levels of success upon release. We have known this fact, because we asked the prisoners. By

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Seventh Circuit Suggests Clemency

The Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. § 924(e), mandates sentence enhancements for certain federal defendants who commit crimes with firearms; those who have three or more prior “violent felonies” or “serious” drug offenses face a minimum 15-year prison term. In some cases, however, prior state convictions should not quality as “predicate” offenses for

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