How the Dutch Are Closing Their Prisons – The number of prisoners in the country has halved in a decade and experts say alternative sentencing programs can further decrease the number.

Posted by on Sep 7, 2019 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues, Prison Abuse, Take Action Now!, War on Drugs | 0 comments

I have been expecting this for months.  The Europeans are way ahead of us with “what works” in prisons! While we still warehouse and abuse prisoners, Holland, Norway and Denmark make them – most of them – productive citizens. Read this and see how.  We have known this for years (see other articles on this website), but because powerful forces oppose change – prison guard unions, private prisons, police unions,...

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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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