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BJS Report: Capital Punishment in the U.S. is Decreasing

A recent BJS report presents statistics on state and federal prisoners on death row in the United States in 2020. The key points are as follows: A total of 28 states and the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) held 2,469 prisoners on death row Three states accounted for half of the prisoners on death row, led by California (28%), Florida …

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BJS Report: U.S. Prison Population Declined in 2020

A recent BJS report presents statistics on prisoners being held in state and federal prisons in the United States. The key points are as follows: A total of 1,215,800 people were imprisoned in state and federal prisons in 2020 Majority (97%) were sentenced to more than one year The majority (93%) of offenders were male The majority of state prisoners …

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The Impact of Bail Reform in the United States

In recent years, many jurisdictions throughout the United States have taken steps to reform their cash bail systems.  Proponents of bail reform advocate for reducing or eliminating the use of monetary bail to reduce jail populations and reduce income disparities regarding how bail is applied. However, opponents of bail reform argue that reforms have been extreme, countering that reduction or …

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Two District Attorneys Tie for 2021 “Baghdad Bob” Award

During the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the chief spokesperson for President Saddam Hussein government was Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, who held almost daily press conferences denying that the allied forces had swiftly defeated the Iraqi Army and were taking Baghdad.  At his last press conferences he is standing outside telling reporters that Baghdad was secure over the the sounds of nearby …

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Crime and Rogue Prosecutors

Cully Stimson of the Heritage Foundation has this interview on Fox News regarding rogue prosecutors and crime increases. The post Crime and Rogue Prosecutors appeared first on Crime & Consequences.