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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2014; 265312–314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2014.26.5.312
Published: 01 June 2014
...Antonio M. Ginatta © 2014 Vera Institute of Justice 2014 Letter from Human Rights Watch about the Smarter Sentencing Act The Honorable Charles E. Grassley United States Senate 135 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Jeff Sessions United States Senate 326 Russell...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2006; 184271–272 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2006.18.4.271
Published: 01 April 2006
...Nkechi Taifa ©© 2006 BY THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 2006 On March 3, 2006, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights convened its first ever hearing on the impact of mandatory minimum sentences in the federal criminal justice system of the United...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2018; 312144–148 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2018.31.2.144
Published: 01 December 2018
...Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights © 2018 Vera Institute of Justice 2018 Letter to House Judiciary Committee Members Urging No Vote on FIRST STEP Act Dear House Judiciary Committee Member: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the 74 undersigned...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2011; 24144–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2011.24.1.44
Published: 01 October 2011
... in the community must be protected from sexual predators. They do not relinquish their fundamental human rights when they are incarcerated or otherwise constrained. They still have the right to be treated in a manner consistent with basic human dignity, the right to personal safety, and the right to...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2014; 2719–18 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2014.27.1.9
Published: 01 October 2014
... reform efforts in the United States as well as changes in correctional training and supervision practices. © 2014 Vera Institute of Justice 2014 Human dignity human rights resocialization rehabilitation evidence-based practices Eighth Amendment cruel and unusual punishment mandatory...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2014; 264276–281 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2014.26.4.276
Published: 01 April 2014
... Plead Guilty a Human Rights Watch report, published in December, 2013. The entire report is available to download for free at httpwww. hrw.org/reports/2013/12/05/offer-you-can-t-refuse.] Summary Darlene Eckles let her drug-dealing brother operate from her house for six months and helped count his money...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2020; 325286–291 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2020.32.5.286
Published: 18 June 2020
.... Aday, Golden Years Behind Bars: Special Programs and Facilities for Elderly Inmates, 58 Fed. Prob. 47, 48 (1994); Human Rights Watch, Old Behind Bars: The Aging Prison Population in the United States 26 (Jan. 2012), httpwww.hrw.org/sites/ default/files/reports/usprisons0112webwcover_0.pdf; Jefferson...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2020; 325259–263 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2020.32.5.259
Published: 18 June 2020
... education, human rights, and direct services for justice-involved people. Since the late 1960s, the Fortune Society has grown into one of our nation s premier reentry service organizations, serving seven thousand of New York City s returning citizens every year. The most tangible element of their success...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2020; 325264–271 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2020.32.5.264
Published: 18 June 2020
... society and that reviews of life sen- tences should occur after eight to fourteen years of detention and be repeated at regular intervals thereafter.61 Similarly, in Vinter v. the United Kingdom, the European Court of Human Rights, to which the U.S. Supreme Court has looked in the past for guidance,62...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2020; 325319–324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2020.32.5.319
Published: 18 June 2020
...), p.ix (see Note 9); and the up to 9 times more expensive figure can be found at Human Rights Watch (2012, Old Behind Bars: The Aging Prison Population in the United States), p.73. New York is not one of the 7 states who tracked healthcare costs by age of the incarcerated (Ahalt,C. et al (2014...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2020; 325257–258 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2020.32.5.257
Published: 18 June 2020
... and 1990s is the dramatic upsurge in prison population through the predictable process of human aging. Presently, elderly inmates comprise 19% of the total prison population, and that number continues to rise. The cost of medical care for elderly offenders is five times greater for prisons with the...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2020; 325272–275 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2020.32.5.272
Published: 18 June 2020
... prison, most for felony murder convictions. They do not want pity. They want to prove and redeem themselves by repairing the communities they harmed. This article advances a humane but bold proposi- tion that grows out of the insights these men have gifted to me: We should not incarcerate individuals...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2020; 325276–284 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2020.32.5.276
Published: 18 June 2020
... standards. © 2020 Vera Institute of Justice. All rights reserved. 2020 elderly prisoners prison health care criminal law health care prison reform sentencing reform early release federal sentencing The Special Perils of Being Old and Sick in Prison I. Health Care Standards for Chronically...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2020; 325294–318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2020.32.5.294
Published: 18 June 2020
... to acclimate to an institu- tional environment. However, the Annual Refresher Training Instructor Guide states that training on signs of aging as well as medical emergencies can be completed in 30 minutes. The Assistant Director for Human Resources told us that the BOP currently trains all staff to...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2020; 324238 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2020.32.4.238
Published: 11 May 2020
... taken to avoid an outbreak . According to the Center for Disease Control, the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions are more susceptible to falling severely ill with COVID-19. Regardless of age and medical condition, anyone can be a carrier of this virus. Human Rights Watch has called...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2020; 324212–220 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2020.32.4.212
Published: 11 May 2020
...: Denial, Dignity, Human Rights, and Racialized Mass Incarcera- tion, 29 J. Civ. Rts. & Econ. Dev. 15 (2016). 3 See Cynthia Alkon, An Overlooked Key to Reversing Mass Incar- ceration: Reforming the Law to Reduce Prosecutorial Power in Plea Bargaining, 15 U. Md. L.J. Race, Religion, Gender & Class 191...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2020; 324251–252 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2020.32.4.251
Published: 11 May 2020
... communities across the country are now focusing on improving the outcomes for returning citizens is an important development in advancing the cause of justice. Going one step further, I would assert that the reentry framework which necessarily centers on the humanity of the men and women behind bars has pro...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2020; 324235–236 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2020.32.4.235
Published: 11 May 2020
... more vulnerable to infection, and people within six months of com- pleting their sentence or incarcerated on technical violations of probation and parole unless doing so would pose a serious public safety risk. Ensuring humane conditions of confinement including good medical care and maintaining...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2020; 324205–211 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2020.32.4.205
Published: 11 May 2020
... statutes, though in that case the legislature at least provided the platform for action. Some scholars, practitioners, and thinkers have embraced the opportunity for prosecutors who demonstrate a new way of thinking to unilaterally make the criminal justice system more humane,7 while others roundly criti...
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Federal Sentencing Reporter. 2020; 323125–127 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fsr.2020.32.3.125
Published: 01 February 2020
... the past can we effectively illuminate the path forward. Notes 1 Cf. Dara Torres & Elizabeth Weil, Age Is Just a Number: Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life (2010). 2 George Santayana, The Life of Reason or The Phases of Human Progress: Introduction and Reason in Common Sense 172 (Marianne S...