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Rethinking the system

Judiciary | Inside the machinery of criminal justice
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 9/26/19, 03:43 pm

Stephanos Bibas is a U.S. Court of Appeals judge for the 3rd Circuit, which has jurisdiction over cases in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Born in New York City, he graduated from high school at 15 and from Columbia University at 19 with a Bachelor of Arts in political theory, summa cum laude.

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Prisons director demoted over Epstein death

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/19/19, 02:07 pm

U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Monday reassigned the director of the agency in charge of the federal prison where billionaire and accused sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein killed himself. Hugh Hurwitz will go from acting director of the Bureau of Prisons to a deputy in charge of reentry programs for prisoners.

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Jeffrey Epstein commits suicide in jail

by Mickey McLean
Posted 8/10/19, 01:18 pm

The accusers of a man charged with sexually abusing dozens of underage girls as part of a sex-trafficking ring will not get their day in court. The Federal Bureau of Prisons said well-connected financier Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in his jail cell Saturday morning at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, where he awaited trial. Epstein, 66, who was denied bail, had pleaded not guilty.

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