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Rounding up some sentencing and punishment stories in an exhausting week that was


A horrible series of mass shootings and the release of awful videos defined the criminal justice week that was.  But there were also a bunch of sentencing and punishment stories of note and interest that I did not have time to cover here.  As is my custom, I will try to catch up with a headline/link round-up:

From the Arizona Republic, “Reformers applaud Hobbs’ plans for an oversight commission for troubled Arizona prisons

From CBS News, “Louisiana “routinely” keeps inmates in custody past release dates, Justice Department finds

From The Crime Report, “Report: Native Americans Significantly Overrepresented In US Prisons

From Fox News, “DeSantis proposes making child rapists eligible for execution, allowing death penalty without unanimous jury

From The Intercept, “Oklahoma Slows Down Frenzied Execution Spree And Launches Probe Into Richard Glossip Case

From the Marshall Project, “Giving Incarcerated People What They Want — Better News Access

From NPR, “A man who killed 8 bicyclists in Manhattan is convicted and may face the death penalty

From New York Daily News, “Brooklyn lawyer who helped firebomb NYPD car during Floyd protests sentenced to a year and day in prison

From Politico, “Jan. 6 rioter who maced Brian Sicknick sentenced to 80 months

From Reason, “Federal Inmates Suffering From Unconstitutional Medical Neglect Could Get Relief Under Rule Change

From Rolling Stone, “Trump’s Killing Spree: The Inside Story of His Race to Execute Every Prisoner He Could


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