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Bill to Improve Conditions for Female Inmates

  Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and three co-sponsors have introduced S. 1524, the “Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act,” meant to improve the treatment of female federal inmates who are the primary caretakers of children. The bill, proposed July 11, would require the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to create a new office to determine prisoners’

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Pups in Prison a Promising Rehabilitative Tool

It’s the 1920s, and Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary is both the biggest and the most expensive public building of the era. New rehabilitation tools are being tested here, such as isolation. A new prisoner is arriving today. He’s been sentenced for murder…of a cat. His name is Pep, and he’s a dog. And the charges

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Judge Claims Toddlers Can Understand Immigration Law

By Christopher Zoukis In a deposition taken in a federal lawsuit challenging the lack of legal representation for children in deportation hearings, a longtime immigration judge caused the Justice Department to distance itself from his claim that he had “taught immigration law literally to 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds” well enough to ensure “a fair hearing.” He

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