Oklahoma’s juvenile justice system reflects some of the same shortcomings as that of adult offenders in the state, according to a report released Monday. “Historically, Oklahoma has fallen on the side of punishment over rehabilitation and has only implemented significant protections for children in its justice system when a legalRead More →

Reforms to the justice system could lengthen life sentences for murderers and also introduce new laws to criminalize grooming children for criminal gangs. The Minister of Justice will today publish the Justice Plan 2022 containing 159 actions which will also include new measures to combat domestic, sexual and gender-based violence.Read More →

Manitoba’s first healing lodge for First Nations youth in conflict with the justice system will be built in Thompson so northern children can get support and cultural programs closer to home. The province will provide $2 million to Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Inc., a political advocacy group representing 26 northern FirstRead More →

Legislation passed by a Senate subcommittee aims to prevent the incarceration of children and improve treatment in facilities. COLUMBIA, SC — South Carolina’s juvenile justice system could soon be undergoing a major overhaul. Lawmakers are working on legislation that could significantly change how children are prosecuted and imprisoned for committingRead More →

UC Santa Cruz film professor Sharon Daniel’s two-quarter undergraduate coursework assignments MOVIE 171S-02, are not your typical film school fare. This course, titled Reasonable doubts: make an exonerationseeks nothing more or less than the release of wrongfully convicted persons currently incarcerated in American prisons. Now ongoing and in its 12thRead More →

SFr. Josh Hawley said he couldn’t support Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court because “when it comes to crimes and crimes against children, he’s someone who apologizes to the criminals”. Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, appeared on Fox News Hannity Wednesday, saying his lenient sentences in childRead More →

City leaders have criticized the state of the criminal justice system for contributing to a wave of violence in Mobile that culminated over the weekend in multiple shootings and three deaths. “In my opinion, the criminal justice system is broken,” Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson said at a Monday news conference.Read More →

Police and members of the legal profession should be trained in autism recognition, the researchers recommended, after survey results suggested the criminal justice system is failing people with the condition. A study from the University of Cambridge Autism Research Center found that shortcomings included police not recognizing an autistic personRead More →

SINGAPORE – A Malaysian human rights non-governmental organization (NGO) has attempted to intervene in Singapore’s criminal justice system and Singaporeans must guard against such foreign interference, the Minister of State has said Home Affairs Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim in Parliament on Wednesday 9 March. Associate Professor Faishal has singled out LawyersRead More →

The report, Misogyny – A Human Rights Issue, calls for the creation of a Scottish Misogyny and Criminal Justice Act that would create further statutory aggravation of misogyny. Other recommendations include a new offense of incitement to hatred against women and girls, an offense of misogynistic public harassment, and aRead More →

Justin Gaethje is unhappy with the California court system’s decision to deny bail for the attempted murder of Cain Velasquez. The former UFC lightweight title contender took to social media to express his disapproval of the justice system’s handling of Velasquez’s case. Gaethje thinks the state justice system is aRead More →

SINGAPORE: Authorities are exploring ways to make family proceedings in court “less acrimonious”, simpler and more efficient, with some legislative changes expected later this year, the Ministry of Justice (MinLaw) said on Thursday (March 3rd). He is working with the Department of Social and Family Development and Family Courts onRead More →

Civil rights lawyer Frederick Brewington hosts a discussion at Hofstra University about the effect of vigilantism on people of color. // Photo courtesy of Hofstra Law School. In honor of Civil Rights Day, the Center for Race, Culture and Social Justice, Center for Civic Engagement and Hofstra Cultural Center hostedRead More →

Local agencies are working together to improve Harris County’s criminal justice system — a system that experts say is overwhelmed by a backlog of cases and discriminates against low-income residents and people of color. The Harris County Court of Commissioners established the Department of Administration of Justice in 2019 toRead More →

THE CAP – Even after the riots that rocked South Africa last year, anti-apartheid hero and former top judge Albie Sachs believes the progressive constitution he helped draft will protect the country. He is not naive about the challenges facing his admittedly flawed nation. But at 87, he has crossedRead More →

Daunte Wright’s mother, Katie Wright, said on Friday that the justice system had ‘murdered’ her son ‘again’, after former Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter was sentenced to two years for allegedly shot the 20-year-old black man. The big picture: Potter, who is white, was sentenced to 16 months inRead More →

Hello, Daily Kos Community, and welcome back to Daily Kos Week in Action! This weekly series from the Daily Kos Activism team shares the issues we’re working on and gets your feedback on where we might focus our future efforts. At Daily Kos, we believe in fighting for equity, especiallyRead More →

Journalist and presidential aspirant of the Democratic Restoration Party (PRD), Miguel Mora, and former Constitutionalist Liberal Party (PLC) deputy, María Fernanda Flores, were the latest prisoners of conscience sentenced in the first week of the “single audience” policy. trials held at the Directorate of Legal Aid, known as “the newRead More →

A vibrant, independent and free press is undoubtedly essential to democracy, the court said. (Representative) Cochin: A vibrant and independent press is essential to democracy, but freedom of speech and expression cannot be a license for people “armed with half-baked facts” and “little or unfamiliar with the justice system” forRead More →

Predatory financial practices are embedded in the criminal justice system, according to a report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFRB). From the dominance of for-profit corporations that overcharge incarcerated people for essential goods, to escalating fines and court costs, financial abuse is exacerbating the already precarious situation of theRead More →

HOUSTON – Family, friends and supporters of Diamond Alvarez gathered to protest the justice system on Wednesday after the suspect accused of killing the 16-year-old girl was released on bail. The protest will take place outside the Harris County District Attorney’s office, where they marched to the criminal courthouse. AlvarezRead More →

CADDO PARISH, La. (KSLA) – Caddo Parish District Attorney James Stewart Sr. said the COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious delays in the criminal justice system that must be addressed “honestly and candidly.” “. Stewart says this downturn has happened not just in northwest Louisiana, but across the state and country.Read More →

A collaborative effort was announced Tuesday that officials say will focus on improving the fairness and efficiency of the state’s criminal justice system. Chief State Attorney Richard J. Colangelo Jr. announced the creation of Moving Justice Forward, a collaboration between the Criminal Justice Division and the Center for Court Innovation.Read More →

The reform package in the criminal justice system approved by the Federal Cabinet bodes well, and it should see the light of day. Notwithstanding the reservations expressed by the judicial fraternity, in particular due to insufficient consultation with the stakeholders, this can always be settled amicably. But what is essentialRead More →

January 28, 2022 Elise Archer, Attorney General The latest Government Services Annual Report shows that Tasmania’s justice and corrections sectors have continued to improve in key areas. The report shows that for the 2020-21 reporting period the average daily prison population fell by 3.6% and Tasmania’s imprisonment rate of 149.2Read More →

Contact: Emile Creel STARKVILLE, Mississippi—Two researchers at the Mississippi State University Center for Social Science Research are receiving $597,000 from the National Institute of Justice to examine practices in Mississippi’s juvenile justice system. SSRC Research Professor and Associate Director Angela Robertson and Assistant Research Professor Sheena Gardner are teaming upRead More →