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Who Can Benefit From New Crack Cocaine Guidelines?

Eleventh Circuit clarifies which defendants can benefit from new crack guidelines. The Eleventh Circuit issued a little, but still important, sentencing opinion in US v. Liberse, No. 12-10243 (11th Cir. July 30, 2012) (available here) to clarify just which defendants can now benefit from the new reduced crack guidelines. Here is how the opinion starts: … Continue reading »

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Harsh Prison Sentence of the Month

By Jeff Coen and Bob Secter, Chicago Tribune reportersDecember 8, 2011 A contrite former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in federal prison, capping one of the state’s worst political scandals and humbling a controversial and defiant figure who rode into office as a champion of reform. The sentence handed Blagojevich was … Continue reading »

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If We Said it Once, We Said it A Million Times – There’s Corruption in Everything

Former Pennsylvania juvenile court judge, Mark Ciavarella, has been sentenced to 28 years in prison. Ciavarella was found guilty of trading convictions for cash, and unjustly sentencing youth to to detention centers whose owners paid him millions in bribe money. A federal judge tossed a plea deal that would have limited the sentence to 87 … Continue reading »

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Kudos to Delaware

WILMINGTON — The state of Delaware is undertaking a study of its criminal justice system to find ways to slow prison growth and prevent ex-convicts from committing new crimes. The U.S. Department of Justice has selected Delaware as a “Justice Reinvestment” site to evaluate what’s right and wrong about the current system. Gov. Jack Markell … Continue reading »

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A Little Federal Prison History

Did you know that the modern day prison system began to form shortly after the Revolutionary War? Yes it’s true. The 1790′s brought with it new ideas for imprisonment. The idea of reforming a prisoner versus the traditional theory of punishing those imprisoned was finally underway. Jails, on the other hand are nothing new in … Continue reading »

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Federal Prison Sucks

The help you need and the answers you want; that is what you will find here at RMPS;┬áthe official page for federal prison reduction strategies and techniques is now live! It is a special group of people that work here at RMPS. We have all been to federal prison for one thing or another and … Continue reading »

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