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Study Shows Racial Disparity In Handling Of Criminal Cases In Manhattan

A study of prosecutions handled by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office has concluded that black and Hispanic defendants are more likely to be held in jail before trial than white and Asian defendants.

07/09/2014

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Sens. Booker, Murphy Seek Alternatives To Incarcerating Teens

The bill aims to give incentives to states that seek out alternatives to incarceration, such as counseling and other mental health services.

06/30/2014

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Essex County Launches Program To Keep Mental Health Patients Out Of Jail

The Essex County, N.J., Prosecutor’s office has set up a new initiative to steer nonviolent offenders with mental health problems toward treatment programs rather than prison time.

12/10/2012