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Cuomo, New York Fail to “Raise the Age” As to Juveniles Tried As Adults

By Chris Zoukis Sixteen and seventeen-year-olds charged with crimes in New York courts will continue to be tried as adults, as Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislature ended the 2015 lawmaking session without a law to “Raise the Age” for adult prosecutions, as many justice activists had hoped.  New York remains one of two states, along

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Utah’s Sex Offender Population Filling Up Prisons

By Chris Zoukis The State of Utah is starting to feel the strain from harsh sentencing laws targeting sex offenders that it passed in recent years. While most states are enjoying a decline in prison populations in the last decade, Utah’s counts are rising, as sex crime offenders fill up 42 percent more beds than

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Prisoner Deaths Continue To Rise

By Chris Zoukis For the third year in row, the number of prisoners who died in America’s prisons and jails rose. Some 4,446 prisoners died in 2013, a two percent increase over 2012, continuing an upward trend, according to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Suicide remains the

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