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Manafort’s Sentencing Highlights Problems in the Criminal Justice System—But Not In the Way Many Claim

The criticism of Manafort’s sentence did not stop with critiques of the troubling disparities in the criminal justice system. Many also condemned the sentence as too short. An editorial in the Boston Globe said “Talk about a slap on the wrist,” while an op-ed on CNN.com written by a former federal prosecutor decried, “Simply put, Judge Ellis's sent...

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    Lauren Jones
March 13, 2019
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How the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office and the Restoring Promise Initiative Are Transforming Incarceration for Young Men

Traditional criminal justice responses have fallen short on meeting the needs of young adults involved in the justice system. Across the country, policymakers are starting to address the legacy of unbalanced policies and practices that have resulted in the uniquely American phenomenon of 2.2 million people being incarcerated—a legacy that dispropor...

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  • Alex Frank, Matthew Lowen, Kevin Maccioli, Shawn MacMaster, Selma Djokovic
March 05, 2019
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