“I believe in forgiveness and redemption," she said. "And that is the ultimate form of restorative justice, not just for the individual, but also for the people that they harm. And this is their chance, through a pardon, to demonstrate that they have done the necessary work and are rehabilitated.” … [Read more...] about Alice Johnson, Dawn Freeman praise Trump on criminal justice reform, pardons: ‘I am fully restored’
Youth criminal justice act
“A new Pew survey found that violent crime is now the fifth-most important issue for votes, with 59% listing it as ‘very important’ to their vote. For context, it’s nearly as important to Americans as the coronavirus, which ranks fourth with 63%”https://t.co/25M33A3GVy … [Read more...] about Trump Campaign Ads Focus On Criminal Justice Amidst Protests, Riots
“Without programs, a lot of youth lose that motivation to move forward,” Garcia said. “When I spoke to some of the youth during a virtual presentation I did inside, there were concerns about whether people were thinking of them. They hear about this mass exodus of people being released and they are wondering, ‘Am I a part of that? Am I going home?” … [Read more...] about The coronavirus is spiking in California’s youth prisons. So why isn’t the state letting young prisoners out?
"The report reveals how institutional racism permeates the whole criminal justice system and ends up playing a big role in the racial disparities in incarceration rates in the state," Brook Hopkins, executive director of the Criminal Justice Policy Program, told the website. "It's not just disparate treatment by police, prosecutors, or judges once somebody is in the system. There is also a legislative piece." … [Read more...] about Harvard study finds institutional racism ‘permeates’ the Massachusetts justice system
But experts said it's far from clear that the conduct at issue — whether Trump defamed E. Jean Carroll, a writer who accused him of raping her at a New York luxury department store in the 1990s — has anything to do with the scope of his White House duties. The department's move is likely to have an ancillary benefit for Trump in delaying the case, but administration lawyers have a tough task at hand trying to argue that the president was acting in his official capacity when he denied Carroll's allegations last year, experts say. … [Read more...] about Justice Dept. push into Trump case could prompt dismissal