Liberal, conservative groups unite against Pennsylvania mandatory minimums

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, News, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

As Pennsylvania considers reimposing mandatory minimum sentences, many other states are cutting back on theirs.

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‘Safety valve’ wanted for mandatory-minimum drug law

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Florida, News  /  No Comments

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The highly-addictive opioids are legal pain medications when prescribed by a doctor, and can leave some people hooked after their prescriptions expire.

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Travis County sheriff cannot verify release of criminal illegals

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Federal government, Immigration, News, State Government, Texas  /  No Comments

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 142 charged suspects on requested immigration detainers were released from the Travis County jail.

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Would Pennsylvania rather raise taxes than legalize marijuana?

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Federal government, News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  Comments Off on Would Pennsylvania rather raise taxes than legalize marijuana?

Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says legalizing and taxing marijuana could net the state $200 million a year.

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Vermont gun confiscation bill heads to House floor

By   /  March 17, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Legislature, News, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

A bill that would allow police to remove guns from a domestic violence situation without due process was approved by a House committee.

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Mississippi governor signs civil asset forfeiture reform bill into law

By   /  March 14, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Open Records, State Government, Transparency  /  No Comments

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law a bill that will bring civil asset forfeiture reform to the Magnolia State.

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