Criminal Law and Procedure

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SNCJ Spotlight: Brown, Lawmakers Reach Prison Compromise
Posted on 17 Sep 2013 by State Net

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) reached a deal with legislative leaders last week to ease overcrowding in the state's prison system by boosting spending on rehabilitative services intended to keep inmates from returning to prison after their release... Read More

Insurance Fraud Results in Eight Years in Prison: Plea of Guilty to Insurance Fraud Stands
Posted on 6 Apr 2015 by Barry Zalma

When a party pleads guilty to multiple crimes in open court and with the advice of competent counsel he or she can expect to spend time in jail or prison and to have no opportunity to withdraw the plea. However, in People v. Dobson , Not Reported in Cal... Read More

State Net Criminal Law Update: Bryant Signs Off On Mississippi Sentencing Overhaul
Posted on 9 Apr 2014 by State Net

BRYANT SIGNS OFF ON MS SENTENCING OVERHAUL: Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) signed prison sentence reform legislation last week that supporters say could save the Magnolia State $266 million over the next decade. The bill, HB 585, requires those convicted... Read More

This Is Real Law: The Power of Knowledge: Publishing Legal Information to Fight Arbitrary Detention
Posted on 13 May 2015 by Real Law Editorial Team

You’re in a police cell. It’s dark, and it reeks of sweat and urine. If you’re lucky, you aren’t hurt. Even if you are injured, provided it’s not serious, you might have other things on your mind. If you’re a lawyer... Read More

State Net Criminal Law Update: Nearly Half of States Made Criminal Sentencing Changes in 2014
Posted on 23 Jun 2015 by State Net

Twenty-three states enacted 51 bills last year dealing with sentencing and criminal penalties, according to the State Sentencing and Corrections Legislation database provided by the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Pew Charitable Trusts’... Read More