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Some things get better with age. Murder cases don’t. The recent re-trying of a Texas murder case serves as a grim reminder that the "right to a speedy trial” for criminal defendants was enshrined into our Constitution for a reason.
Even the men and women who have been implementing solitary confinement across the country for the past decades have come to realize that it is both unlawful and immoral.
Another vivid example of the hollowness of judicial review in capital cases.
With the national focused on race, crime and punishment, criminal justice leaders have come together in one report to recommend solutions to racial disparities in our prisons and jails.
At least a few localities in nearly every state in the country authorize"pay-to-stay" fees on prisoners for everything from medical costs, to food, to clothes.