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By Gretchen Cothron Forensic Research Consultant Throughout the history of capital punishment in the United States, innocent people have been wrongfully convicted and executed. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia opined in State v. Marsh that, “the dissent does not discuss a single case — not one — in which it is clear that a […]
“This is really important because if they can’t get employment, they can’t get housing, so the first thing they’re going to do is go back to the streets and sling drugs.” (Ex-offender now serving as Director of a private Michigan re-entry program) A couple of political campaigns back, the slogan “It’s the Economy, Stupid” was […]
According to an article in The Washington Times, over half of America’s states are attempting to reduce the growth rate in their prison populations by either experimenting with alternative sentencing methods, or by employing new probation and parole methodology, with some states doing both. Is this a revival of altruistic thinking? No, it’s the almighty […]
Jack (Murf the Surf) Murphy reveals his personal straight-talk insight of incarceration issues.
Editorial Policy Statement Jack Murphy (Murf the Surf), a past inmate of many prisons, once said that the only thing he learned behind bars was foul language and how to eat with a spoon. We welcome any and all commentaries, including constructive criticism, controversy and political incorrectness, as well as uplifting stories, and even prison slang, all […]