The news that more than 80% of the incarcerated 2,500 prisoners held in Ohio’s Marion Correctional Institution have tested positive for COVID-19 was perhaps the most shocking of many recent stories addressing the connection between the global pandemic and American prisons and jails. Continue reading “Coronavirus crisis, lessons in humanity toward America’s incarcerated”
As residents of in the Corridor have shifted their routines in response to social distancing guidelines and closure orders from Gov. Kim Reynolds in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, area law enforcement agencies are adapting, too. Continue reading “Iowa law enforcement shifting priorities during pandemic”
At least three states passed laws putting new criminal penalties on protests against fossil fuel infrastructure in just the past two weeks amid the chaos of the coronavirus pandemic.
Drivers in South Dakota will soon have to start keeping their eyes on the road much more of the time, rather than looking at their electronic devices. Continue reading “Law for uses of electronic devices while driving in SD takes effect July 1”
Gov. Kristi Noem on Wednesday signed 17 bills from the South Dakota Legislature that deal with a variety of criminal justice issues.
Criminal Lawyers -Becoming a lawyer in Michigan after a felony conviction is challenging, but it’s not impossible.Tenisha Yancey did it, before she was elected to the state House, even though law school admissions officials warned that she probably wouldn’t pass an evaluation that judged her character.
While the number of reported hate crimes dipped slightly in 2018, violence against individuals rose to a 16-year high, according to numbers released Tuesday by the FBI. Continue reading “FBI Reports Dip In Hate Crimes, But Rise In Violence”
Teens are less likely to carry a gun if they live in a state requiring universal background checks in addition to federal requirements, according to a new study. Continue reading “Study shows background checks reduce teen gun carrying”
The bipartisan bill, Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act, criminalizes certain acts of animal cruelty. The bill was passed in the Senate by unanimous decision on Nov. 5 after being approved in the House in late October. Continue reading “Bill making animal cruelty a federal felony has been signed”