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The state of California and the city of San Francisco have become the latest entities to file lawsuits against the Department of Justice (DOJ), following DOJ’s announced plan to make the majority of federal law enforcement grants contingent upon localities agreeing to “allow federal immigration officers access to local prisons and also provide federal authorities with advance notice when prisoners in the country illegally are slated to be released.”
A former U.S. Customs and Border Protection supervisor was sentenced to seven and a half years in federal prison for smuggling Mexican nationals illegally into the United States.
Eleven days after the Justice Department announced its decision to no longer use private prisons, Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, plans to conduct a review of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s prison use to determine if it should also forgo private prisons.
The White House launched a new initiative to encourage communities around the country to use data sharing and analytics in an effort to cut prison populations.
President Obama commuted the sentences of 111 more inmates Tuesday, in an attempt to clear a backlog of 11,477 pending cases.
Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced Eric’s Law, a bill that aims to deliver justice to victims and their families in federal death penalty cases.
The Justice Department will no longer use privately operated prisons after concluding the facilities compare poorly to their federally operated counterparts.
Thanks to an innovative idea from the Arizona State Prison Complex, prisoners are being taught how to tame the wild animals all while learning discipline, patience, and empathy.