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Court accidentally sets man free, sentences him to 90 years after he turns life around

A Colorado man who turned his life around after being freed on accident due to court error is back behind bars. Rene Lima-Marin was sentenced to 90 years in prison, and was 19 years old when he robbed two video stores at gunpoint 15 years ago. 

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The war on drugs should be an actionable agenda, not just rhetorical exercise

The following post originally appeared on the Huffington Post. It was written by Glenn Martin and appears under the title of, “The War on Drugs Didn’t Fail Yesterday.” Glenn E. Martin is a national leader and criminal justice reform advocate who who spent six years in New York State prisons. He’s also the Founder and Chief Risk […]

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HIV is Not A Crime

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By: Aron Cobbs, BYP100 New York Chapter I’m incredibly humbled, proud and inspired to be in Iowa. The state recently became THE FIRST in our country to reform its draconian HIV criminalization laws during the first national “HIV Is Not A Crime” Conference at Grinnell College this week. I hope and trust that other states will follow […]

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Poll: attitudes towards slavery reparations split among Americans

Opposition to reparations has been widespread, and the results of a recent poll shows that sentiment has not changed much. Latest research from YouGov shows a significant divide, along both racial and political lines about the topic. 

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Judge smacks mentally ill man, tells him ‘run n-word run’

A Mississippi Justice Court judge is accused of striking a mentally ill man and calling him the n-word.  Witnesses say the attack was unprovoked. 

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Man finds noose hanging in workplace twice in one week

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A Houston area man says he found a noose hanging in his workplace not once, but twice in the same week. Jeremee Molo first noticed a noose hanging from a piece of equipment at Atlas Copco on Tuesday. 

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Obama Administration to expand clemency for drug offenders

As part of a new initiative, President Obama plans to dramatically increase the number of drug offenders he considers for clemency.  According to White House spokesman Jay Carney, the president has requested that the Justice Department set up a process to ensure that anyone who has a good case for commutation has their application evaluated.

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Petition calls for closer look into firing of black teachers

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Over 6,000 teachers lost their jobs due to restructuring within the Chicago Public School system. Now, a group of black teachers is calling for an investigation into the practice, claiming that thousands of African American educators are unfairly targeted.  A Change.org petition, created by Rosita Chatonda of Chicago, states that similar trends are happening in […]

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Brennan Center Report details 15 different executive actions to reduce mass incarceration

The Brennan Center for Justice has created 15 executive actions that President Obama can carry out without Congress to reduce mass incarceration. The report, “15 Executive Actions” consists of the following recommendations. 

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After nearly 25 years behind bars, innocent man walks free

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After nearly completing a 25-year sentence for murder, an innocent man will win a bittersweet victory Tuesday when he is expected to walk free. Brooklyn native Jonathan Fleming, 51, served 24 years for allegedly shooting and killing 22-year-old Darryl Rush outside an apartment building in 1989. 

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