Analyzing the Parole System and Effects on Recidivism

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Analyzing the Parole System and Effects on Recidivism

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by Elizabeth Hall


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In today’s world, the criminal justice system operates on a perpetual backlog of cases, crimes, and criminals of all types.  The way that they deal with punishment has had to change to accommodate changes in the prison population, and part of the changes included the use of the parole system.  Through the parole system offenders could receive indeterminate sentences, which mean they may serve all, a portion of their sentence, or no time at all incarcerated (Seiter, 2008).  This system of indeterminate sentences gave rise to the rehabilitation era…

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10 death row inmates in TN challenge electrocution law

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10 death row inmates in TN challenge electrocution law

Posted: Sep 19, 2014 2:02 PM Friday, September 19, 2014 8:02 September 19, 2014 8:11 AM

Associated PressNASHVILLE, TN (AP) – A Nashville judge has ruled that the 10 death row inmates already challenging the state’s lethal injection protocol may amend their lawsuit to include objections to the use of the electric chair.

The General Assembly passed a law earlier this year allowing prisoners to be electrocuted if the Department of Correction were unable to obtain the drug used for lethal injection.

Prior to that, prisoners could not be forced to die by the electric chair although they were allowed to choose electrocution under some circumstances.

The death row inmates claim the new law violates both the U.S. and Tennessee constitutions. Among other things, they claim it violates evolving standards of decency.

Davidson County Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman ruled…

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‘Tell them I finished strong': Texas woman executed for the brutal murder of a 9-year-old boy

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend’s 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening.

Lisa Coleman, 38, received a lethal injection about an hour after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a last-day appeal to spare her. She was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m. CDT, 12 minutes after Texas Department of Criminal officials began administering a lethal dose of pentobarbital.

Coleman became the ninth convicted killer and second woman to receive lethal injection in Texas this year. Across the United States, she’s the 15th woman executed since the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976 allowed the death penalty to resume. During that same time, nearly 1,400 men have been put to death.

Coleman smiled and nodded to several friends and an aunt who watched through a window, thanking them and expressing her love. She also said…

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Originally posted on ANTZ-IN-PANTZ ......:

Yeah, she was a shitbird for allowing her spawn to be truant, etc. and then not pay the fines.

But to place her in JAIL for it and allow her to die?

A growing number of Americans are expressing outrage that a Pennsylvania mother of seven died in jail last weekend while serving a 48-hour sentence over unpaid, school truancy-related fines.

DiNinoEileen DiNino, 55, was found dead last Saturday in her jail cell. Authorities don’t know the cause of death yet, they have ruled out suspicious behavior.

DiNino was being penalized because several of her children routinely missed school. According to the Associated Press, “She had racked up $2,000 in fines, fees and court costs since 1999 as the Reading School District tried to keep her children in class, most recently at a vocational high school.”

All told, DiNino “faced fines from nine active truancy cases, which spawned 55 citations,”…

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The Real ‘Orange Is the New Black’ Jail Is a Health Hazard Filled With Mold and Human Feces

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