Posts Tagged mandatory minimums

Charts of the day: a friendly reminder of our criminal justice system’s racism

Earlier, I wrote about a disturbing ACLU report on non-violent offenders being sent to jail for life without parole (LWOP). Here are some handy charts which point out just how egregiously racist the application of life sentences is.

Earlier, I wrote about a disturbing ACLU report on non-violent offenders being sent to jail for life without parole (LWOP). Here are some handy charts which point out just how ...

Keeping youth out of adult prisons

In a welcome bit of positive news, after years of  “tough-on-crime” legislation that started gaining traction in the 1980s, some states are now passing laws which keep youth offenders out of  the adult criminal justice system by curtailing prosecutors’ abilities to try them as adults.

In a welcome bit of positive news, after years of  “tough-on-crime” legislation that started gaining traction in the 1980s, some states are now passing laws which keep youth offenders out of  the adult criminal ...