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Former Mass. Drug Lab Chemist Faces 6th Arraignment Monday

CBS Boston February 2, 2013 SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts chemist accused of faking test results at a state drug lab faces her sixth arraignment. Annie Dookhan is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on an obstruction of justice charge in Salem Superior Court. She is accused of falsely claiming she holds a master’s Read More

White supremacy and mass incarceration

By Wende Marshall Al Jazeera English January 22, 2013 In a 2011 opinion piece in the Washington Post, Newt Gingrich said, “There is an urgent need to address the astronomical growth in the prison population, with its huge costs in dollars and lost human potential…The criminal justice system is broken, and conservatives must lead the Read More

Sending juveniles to prison for life unconstitutional, federal judge rules

By LL Brasier Detroit Free Press January 30, 2013 A federal judge ruled unconstitutional Michigan laws that send juveniles convicted of murder to prison for life and ordered that the 350 juvenile lifers in the state have a chance at parole. In issuing his ruling this afternoon, Judge John Corbett O’Meara noted the U.S. Supreme Read More