TSU Anthony Graves Smart Justice Speakers Bureau Program Graduates Inaugural Class, Welcoming New...
HOUSTON — Six individuals who have experienced incarceration and one individual affected by the criminal justice system graduated today from the TSU Anthony Graves Smart Justice Speakers Bureau
Questions surrounding criminal justice reform
Oklahoma Watch In past sessions, many criminal justice reform proposals have lost momentum by April, when the last major bill deadline hits But this year, a broad coalition of groups have gotten behind a packageof reform bills. “We’ve had some real movement on criminal justice reform here at the Capitol and we continue on that path, and we’ll continue in the conference committee process to push…
Top 10 Criminal Justice Stories
1) What Happened to Samantha Dean? A pregnant employee of the Kyle PD shows up dead behind a Dumpster near a Bastrop County building. Four
Q&A: What's in the criminal justice bill
WASHINGTON (AP) - Questions and answers about the criminal justice bill that appears to be heading for approval by Congress and being signed into law by President Donald Trump WHAT'S IN THE BILL The bill enhances employment and training opportunities so that federal prisoners are better prepared to return to society. It gives judges more discretion when sentencing some drug offenders and eases mandatory minimum sentences.…
How the Criminal Justice System Fails the Deaf Community
Imagine a situation where you are accused of a crime -- perhaps a crime you did not commit, or maybe even a crime you were the victim of. The arresting officers use a different language; you're unable to communicate what happened before you get brought to jail. There is no way for you to contact your family or an attorney. Your legal rights are not accessible to you From frightening and dangerous arrests, to lack of access to reentry services, our justice system…
Kamiak inducts 100 students into National Honor Society
Kamiak High School inducted 100 students into the National Honor Society at a ceremony Nov. 6. This event has been held every year since the school’s inception in 1993. This was Kamiak’s 26th year hosting the induction ceremony. The National Honor Society was founded in 1921 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Melissa St...
Learn about USF Sarasota-Manatee's online criminal justice master's program
The University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee is inviting professionals and college graduates to learn more about our criminal justice master’s
Oriskany inducts 13 students into National Honor Society chapter
The National Honor Society chapter at Oriskany Central Junior/Senior High School just got a little larger — as 13 new members were inducted during a ceremony on Thursday in the school’s Alumni Auditorium The ceremony began with welcoming remarks by Principal Julie Thompson, followed by a processional of current members and the inductees. The current members were inducted by Lauren Valente, the district’s National Honor Society…
Voters should get to decide 2020 criminal justice ballot measure
Whatever the official crime statistics may show, people are not feeling safe. That can be measured in polling, in security-system sales, and in election results.
How the states can show the way to criminal justice reform
While the nation is still waiting to see if Congress will take up criminal justice reform, states have been quietly getting the job done. A new Urban Institute report shows that states participating in the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) have saved over a billion dollars thus far through smart reforms to sentencing laws, pretrial practices, and prison release policies. Moreover, this has enhanced public safety.
How Mitch McConnell got to ‘yes’ on a criminal justice vote
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will allow a vote on criminal justice overhaul legislation, succumbing to the pressure from President Donald Trump, members of his own party and conservatives in his home state.
SIU Carbondale revives honor society to guide students to ag careers
CARBONDALE — Lindsey McKinzie’s ag journey has barely begun. But she has already come a long way.
Grace Notes: Over-the-top sentence underscores need for criminal justice reforms
It's hard to argue with an appeals court decision out this week to vacate a life-without-parole sentence for a man convicted of snatching $15 cash out of a New Orleans
OUR OPINION: Hyde-Smith should back criminal justice reforms
It’s no secret that our politics have become sharply partisan and polarized.
OUR OPINION: Lawmakers must act on criminal justice reforms
As he enters his final year in office, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is pushing hard to leave his legacy in an unexpected area.
What Oregon’s new criminal justice reforms mean for you
A ban on police profiling and immunity from certain criminal charges when seeking help for someone experiencing a drug overdose are new protections extended to Oregonians. Also coming into effect are two criminal-history-forgiveness measures.
Harris addresses criminal justice concerns in Iowa town hall
DES MOINES --- In her first trip to Iowa as a presidential candidate, Kamala Harris defended her record as a leader on criminal justice issues and described how she would
How adverse childhood experiences impact the criminal justice system
St. Cloud-area law enforcement look at a holistic approach for those who have had past trauma, according to officials.
Advice from Iowa criminal justice reform panel due in December
NEVADA, Iowa - Gov. Kim Reynolds' office is looking into Oklahoma's huge inmate release this week to learn more about the process, the governor said during a stop Tuesday at a farm implement dealer.
Pretend prison time, real judge: Students learn criminal justice
PEORIA — Retired judge Glenn Collier asked the "defendant" if he had anything to say before handing down a fake sentence for a fake home