LA’s Sheriffs Department, DA Rig Game Against Criminal Defendants

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Marisol Orihuela: We have n oidea how many guilty pleas and guilty verdicts have stemmed from these illegal practices, but we have to stop this before it goes any further.

ACLU Asks, More Jails or Better Sentencing?

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Dick Price & Sharon Kyle: California’s 58 counties must deal with a sudden influx of state prison inmates, straining their jails and requiring innovative sentencing and supervisory programs.

End the War on Immigrants: Bringing It All Back Home

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When the Bush administration came up with a special classification, “enemy combatant,” and a special site—Guantánamo—to put prisoners beyond the purview of human and legal rights, I had a shock of recognition. The trial run had taken place right here in the US when we threw due process out the window for that other special […]

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