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On This Date in Legal History

On May 25, 2006, a Houston jury found Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling, former Enron executives, guilty of corporate fraud. They misrepresented Enron's worth-- losses and debts were hidden, and profits were inflated. On December 2, 2001, Enron, once the 7th largest company in the U.S., declared bankruptcy. Thousands of employees lost their jobs, and many lost their life's savings. There's an excellent documentary that traces the conspiracy on Netflix-- "Enron- The Smartest Guys in the Room."

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I'm an attorney at the +California Innocence Project​ in San Diego. We've worked to free 20 people from prison who have collectively served more than 230 years in prison for crimes they did not commit. #XONR8 

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Too much joking about rape in prisons delegitimizes the importance of the problem

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Germany's humane prison system: Ellis Cose: USA Today Opinion

Nicholas Turner and Jeremy Travis (presidents, respectively, of the Vera Institute of Justice and John Jay College of Criminal Justice) recently led a delegation to Germany. Upon returning, they wrote in praise of the German commitment to reintegrating prisoners into society. “We hoped that we were getting a glimpse of what the future of the American criminal justice system could look like,” they wrote. I went to Germany to see for myself; and after several days touring Berlin prisons — a youth facility and two adult penitentiaries — I was just as impressed, if perhaps not as optimistic...

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