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New US Sentencing Commission Data Shows Interesting Trends

New US Sentencing Commission Data: 3rd Qtr. 2011 Just released from the US Sentencing Commission is their quarterly report containing a considerable amount of data concerning the October – June months of sentencing in United States courts. Below is a short, and by no means total, breakdown of some of the interesting data points. Sentences …

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Norway v. American Criminal Justice Statistics

As The Right Bemoans Norway’s Criminal Justice System, It Is One Of The Safest Countries On Earth This heading is the title of this article from ThinkProgress which takes a close look at the criminal justice statistics of Norway’s criminal justice system. There has been a sharp emotional response to Norway’s statutory maximum prison sentence …

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Decisions Involving Tapia v United States

Rehabilitative Sentences are Illegal If you have a loved one who was sentenced to a longer than normal term of imprisonment specifically so he or she could participate in rehabilitative programs within the Bureau of Prisons, that sentence is unlawful and we can help get it reversed! Please read on for important information. Contact Us …

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The (over)Power of the Federal Government in America

How America’s Federal Government is Taking Over “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”– Benjamin Franklin Today, the United States (federal) government enjoys unprecedented power over its individual citizens. With each new administration that enters 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., new legislation is passed that encroaches …

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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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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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