Penal System
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Feds get involved in Mississippi prison crisis

by Kent Covington
Posted 2/07/20, 11:26 am

Since late December, 15 inmates have died at prison facilities in Mississippi. The U.S. Department of Justice announced this week it had opened a civil rights investigation looking into the conditions in the state’s penal system.

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Federal death penalty back on hold

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/22/19, 12:03 pm

WASHINGTON—A judge has blocked the Trump administration’s plans to resume federal executions for the first time in 16 years. On Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan blocked the scheduled executions of four death row inmates. U.S. Attorney General William Barr said he plans to appeal the order.

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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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