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Judge refuses to drop charges against police in Gray death

...on track."It was an impressive day for the criminal justice system in Baltimore," said Douglas Colbert, a professor...defense's thoughtful arguments showed "our city's criminal justice system at its best: The lawyers were well-prepared...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-03/judge-refuses-drop-charges-a
Nation and World
Girls to stay in adult court in classmate stabbing case

...the judge said. "This was premeditated murder."The judge set the girls' arraignment, the point in the criminal justice system when defendants enter pleas, for Aug. 21.The Associated Press isn't naming the girls because an appeals...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-11/girls-stay-adult-court-classmate-stab
Not For Web
Federal charges sought in Eric Garner's chokehold death

...York City this week over the death. But family members and their supporters have said they want reform of the criminal justice system, not just a cash settlement.Donna Lieberman, executive director of the New York Civil Liberties Union, called...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-19/federal-charges-sought-eric-garners-c
Not For Web
Obama calls for shorter sentences for nonviolent convicts

...out an expansive vision Tuesday for fixing the criminal justice system by focusing on communities, courtrooms and cellblocks...communities that they're treated differently in the criminal justice system.Obama pointedly acknowledged that many people...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-15/obama-calls-shorter-sentences-nonviol
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Spike in number of female prisoners

...very different ideas," Skidmore said.Lawmakers recently announced a nonprofit would help review Alaska's criminal justice system and propose reforms in order to decrease the total prison population, which has grown by more than 50 percent...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-25/spike-number-female-prisoners
State
Spike in number of female prisoners at Alaska prisons

...Hiland Mountain Correctional Complex.Lawmakers recently announced that a nonprofit would help review Alaska's criminal justice system and propose reforms in order to decrease the total prison population, which has grown by more than 50 percent...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-24/spike-number-female-prisoners-alaska-pr
State
New federal court to cut back on recidivism

...from a basic frustration of seeing people come back to court too often after they've already been through the criminal justice system," said Burgess.All federal defendants on probation and those who are on supervised release can volunteer for...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-06-09/new-federal-court-cut-back-recidivism
State
Obama commutes sentences for 46

...non-violent drug offenders on Monday in what the White House hopes will be just one prong of a broader push to make the criminal justice system fairer while saving the government money.Fourteen of those whose sentences were commuted had been sentenced...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-07-14/obama-commutes-sentences-46
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My Turn: Packing prisons is bad policy

...array of elements of our criminal justice system. The bill eliminates practices...directly involved in the criminal justice system, as well as strengthen society...with many aspects of the criminal justice system, including protective orders...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-06-07/my-turn-packing-prisons-bad-policy
Opinion
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: Funding early childhood education is like putting oil in our pipeline

...based on an increased school and career achievement as well as reduced costs in remedial education, health and criminal justice system expenditures.These findings are expanded upon in the 2011 updated study on the economic impacts of early care...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-26/empire-readers-council-editorial-fund
Opinion

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