California Supreme: “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” Standard for Second Strike

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues |

Ken’s Comments:   California led the charge with ” habitual offender” “tough on crime” sentences in the early 1919 s. What law student could forget reading about a guy sentenced to a minimum of 25 years for stealing a candy bar?! We now know that these draconian measures do not reduce crime; they just ruin lives, cost society huge social costs, and cost taxpayers [YOU], a fortune. While their law still are out...

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Letter to the Editor – Criminal justice system policies are changing for the better – by Ken Abraham – PUBLISHED

Posted by on Jan 16, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues |

Ken’s Comments:   This editorial was PUBLISHED in the Delaware State News of 1/16/18, P A4.  You should look into the goings on of the Board of Pardons in YOUR state, and then use this as a guide to either praise them, or, if they still “deny, deny, deny”, to shame them in the press!  CAUTION: You should not let this lead you to believe that you should apply yourself. This is a special process (applying for a pardon or...

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“I Won’t Back Down” – My Theme Song. kra

Posted by on Jan 2, 2018 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality, Prison Abuse, Take Action Now!, War on Drugs |

I remember when our criminal justice system worked well. There was time to have proper trials. There were nearly zero wrongful convictions. Our prison population was about 338,000 (now over 2.1 million). That was 1973, the year I graduated from law school. That was before the “war on drugs” got ramped up. That was 45 years ago; that is how long it has taken us to create the dysfunctional justice system seen in America today. Nixon...

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Good News! Our Officials are Starting to Get the Message – Policies are Changing! Letter to the Editor kra

Posted by on Dec 24, 2017 in Featured, Other Issues, War on Drugs |

In preparing my Letter to the Editor,  I called my friend, Judy Smith at the Board of Pardons, to get the actual numbers. Astonishingly (I mean this is an incredible departure of their practice of “deny, deny, deny”!) 39 out of 40 Applications for a Pardon were recommended to the governor for approval. Of the 11 inmates who applied for a commutation (sentence reduction – early release), three were granted (the three men whom...

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