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Judge blasted for jailing father for 12 months in family law dispute

Brisbane-based Federal Circuit Court Judge Salvatore Vasta told the man, who was involved in a property dispute with his former wife, to "bring your toothbrush" after he ... spent six days in a maximu... read more

Alabama will build 3 prisons for men, Ivey announces

“Alabama truly does have a major problem with our overcrowding of our prisons and it’s a challenge that we Alabamians must solve, not the federal courts,” Ivey ... which he said would reduce prison re... read more

Advocacy group: Alabama has prison suicide crisis

He was serving a sentence of life in prison without parole following a murder conviction. In court filings, the SPLC said ... Inmate lawyers have asked a federal judge to block the state from placing ... read more

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Former Omaha attorney for Anthony Garcia sentenced to jail in child abuse case involving stepson

The judge then sentenced Jorgenson, 44, to 600 days in jail ... Court three separate times for problems related to contingent fee arrangements; his failure to document continuing education requirement... read more


Group leaders: Tweaks to justice system, adopting judges could solve Atlanta crime issues

Another way Concerned Citizens is looking into solving these problems is its Fulton judicial ... he was sentenced to several years in prison for robbery but was released on probation by Fulton Superio... read more

GA Law Will Cut Some Penalties, Promote Problem-Solving Courts

Superior Court Judge John ... court in lieu of jail time for several years successfully, and that success can be modeled in other areas as well. Carrollton Police Chief Joel Richards agreed that there ... read more

In Rare Assembly, Judge Lobbies for Jail Space

The judge stood in the ... Ellis solicited ideas on how to solve the problem yesterday, and the consensus seemed to be that expanding the Alexandria jail was more realistic than building one. Particip... read more

Ex-Sheriff Baca loses appeal, faces prison

An appeals court upheld the conviction ... to Anderson before the judge delivered his sentence, prosecutors asked that Baca be sentenced to two years in prison — considerably less than what was called ... read more

The Case of Cameron Douglas: Prison Is Not Rehab, Say Addiction Experts

The case of Cameron Douglas ... prison doesn’t do the trick, more is the answer. (Isn’t that the mentality of a drug addict?) More is not better, however, whether you’re an addict trying to solve your ... read more

Stanford’s Robert Weisberg on SCOTUS Excessive Fines and Forfeitures Decision

On Wednesday, February 20, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the Constitution’s Eighth Amendment protects citizens against excessive fines and civil forfeitures at not only the federal ... ... read more

Drug court lands grant: Bartholomew County gets $499,000 toward program launch

Bartholomew County had received almost the maximum amount allowable through a federal grant to establish a Problem Solving ... and jail time, Bartholomew Circuit Judge Kelly Benjamin said earlier this ... read more

Federal judge orders Kentucky clerk and her staff to court

A county clerk who invoked "God’s authority" as she defied the U.S. Supreme Court yet again on gay marriage Tuesday refused to resign and now must face a federal judge who could impose fines or send h... read more



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