On July 25, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a press release announcing that the Federal Government will resume capital punishment after a nearly two decade lapse.
Young minority men in high-crime neighborhoods are surrounded by poverty and crime, yet distrustful of the police that frequently stop, frisk, and arrest them and their friends. Every encounter with the police carries the potential for a new arrest or incarceration, fostering a culture of fear and distrust of the authorities.
This decision settles a long running string of cases out of the Minnesota federal courts in which the non-Indian parents of tribal member children argued there was no tribal jurisdiction over their children when they lived on the tribal reservation due to ICWA and PL 280.
In a relatively unnoticed decision in June, the Supreme Court of the United States reached a decision that could provide an additional reason for governments to outsource activities to nonprofits.
This article is about how we quantify and perceive changes in incarceration rates, what we mean when we say that some states have had more incarceration growth than others, and what metrics we should treat as “success” when states experiment with prison-population controls.
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