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Law Classes Educate Inmates at Kenya’s Langata Women’s Prison

By Gabe Joselow At a women’s prison in Nairobi, Kenyan inmates are taking the law into their own hands. Law classes have helped inmates launch their own appeals and defend themselves in court. In a classroom behind bars, three inmates and a prison officer learn the basics of the common law. Inmate Rose Musyoki said

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Crime Labs Still in Crisis

By Matt Clarke The October 2010 Prison Legal News cover story, “Crime Labs in Crisis: Shoddy Forensics Used to Secure Convictions,” provided an extensive examination of problems at crime labs nationwide. Apparently, and unfortunately, little has changed since that time. In 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a review of thousands of old

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