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Important Supreme Court Decisions (2011)

The U.S. Supreme Court has made some very important decisions during this year’s session. Some of these decisions directly affect the life and possibilities of relief for those facing or serving time in federal prison. Here are three of the biggest ones. Tapia v. United States [Decision] Federal law does not allow rehabilitation to be …

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A Broken System – No Crime or No Punishment

The System is Broken What is the purpose of incarceration? Official definitions and intentions of prison time vary, but the basic principles are these: protecting the public from danger, rehabilitating offenders, and deterring would-be offenders from committing similar crimes in the future. It seems commonly known that the way the United States Federal and State …

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Felons in America are no Longer Citizens

American Felons Lose De Facto Citizenship What makes the difference between a citizen and non-citizen in the United States? A laundry list of arguments can be made to define what makes these differences, but at its core, the definition can be found in the U.S. Constitution. The Bill of Rights 1Text of the Bill of …

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