#MeToo Collides With Kavanaugh And Justice Reform

Highlights Accountability for offenders committing acts of violence against women is necessary. But criminal responsibility is gender neutral. Legally, what you do for one, you do for all. Justice reformers want to dramatically lessen the impact of criminal justice processing by cutting prison and parole and probation populations by 50 percent. How do you demand […]

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Highlights Accountability for offenders committing acts of violence against women is necessary. But criminal responsibility is gender neutral. Legally, what you do for one, you do for all. Justice reformers want to dramatically lessen the impact of criminal justice processing by cutting prison and parole and probation populations by 50 percent. How do you demand […]

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We Can’t Agree on Basic Facts When Discussing Crime

Observations How to communicate effectively when people can’t agree on basic facts. Media and public relations are best served when we acknowledge that people hold beliefs that we may consider wrong or unsupportable, but insulting or disregarding those opinions causes people to entrench. When they do, they are no longer listening. Respect for the beliefs […]

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Observations How to communicate effectively when people can’t agree on basic facts. Media and public relations are best served when we acknowledge that people hold beliefs that we may consider wrong or unsupportable, but insulting or disregarding those opinions causes people to entrench. When they do, they are no longer listening. Respect for the beliefs […]

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Are Fewer Returns to Prison in Society’s Best Interest?

Background Pew offers data (below) showing a decrease in returns to prison. It uses US Department of Justice research. While we have no reason to dispute the findings, the question is why? Are fewer returns (revocations) to prison in our best interest? Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning […]

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Background Pew offers data (below) showing a decrease in returns to prison. It uses US Department of Justice research. While we have no reason to dispute the findings, the question is why? Are fewer returns (revocations) to prison in our best interest? Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning […]

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Should We Release Older Inmates? Aging Offenders and Recidivism

Observations Is it time to consider the release of older inmates considered to be an acceptable risk to public safety? A near 40 percent rearrest rate for those 60 and above (for the most serious category) is astounding and proves that age unto itself is not an indicator as to a “safe” release. Author Leonard […]

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Observations Is it time to consider the release of older inmates considered to be an acceptable risk to public safety? A near 40 percent rearrest rate for those 60 and above (for the most serious category) is astounding and proves that age unto itself is not an indicator as to a “safe” release. Author Leonard […]

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Most Offender Rehabilitation Programs Don’t Work-A Path Forward? New Federal Report

Observations Most offender rehabilitation and treatment programs don’t work. But a new federal report suggests that mental health efforts could reduce recidivism by approximately 21 percent. “Many want programs for offenders as a compassionate response to perceived inequities among the offender population. These programs routinely produce marginal results. Failure is not compassion. Failure is the […]

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Observations Most offender rehabilitation and treatment programs don’t work. But a new federal report suggests that mental health efforts could reduce recidivism by approximately 21 percent. “Many want programs for offenders as a compassionate response to perceived inequities among the offender population. These programs routinely produce marginal results. Failure is not compassion. Failure is the […]

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Offenders Have Multiple Convictions-Six for Federal Defendants

  Summation Almost three-quarters (72.8%) of federal offenders sentenced in fiscal year 2016 had been convicted of a prior offense. The average number of previous convictions was 6.1 among offenders with a criminal history. About 3 in 5 state defendants had at least one prior conviction. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. […]

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  Summation Almost three-quarters (72.8%) of federal offenders sentenced in fiscal year 2016 had been convicted of a prior offense. The average number of previous convictions was 6.1 among offenders with a criminal history. About 3 in 5 state defendants had at least one prior conviction. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. […]

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Offenders Have Multiple Convictions-Six for Federal Defendants

  Summation Almost three-quarters (72.8%) of federal offenders sentenced in fiscal year 2016 had been convicted of a prior offense. The average number of previous convictions was 6.1 among offenders with a criminal history. About 3 in 5 state defendants had at least one prior conviction. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. […]

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  Summation Almost three-quarters (72.8%) of federal offenders sentenced in fiscal year 2016 had been convicted of a prior offense. The average number of previous convictions was 6.1 among offenders with a criminal history. About 3 in 5 state defendants had at least one prior conviction. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. […]

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Released Prisoners Commit Two Million Crimes-Five Arrests Per Offender

Observations Offender recidivism is extremely high. It doesn’t matter if you are pro or anti sentencing reform or any manner of lessening the impact of incarceration, the number of arrests after release from prison is astounding. We debate the efficacy and morality of prison sentences, but considering that only 42 percent of felony convictions result […]

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Observations Offender recidivism is extremely high. It doesn’t matter if you are pro or anti sentencing reform or any manner of lessening the impact of incarceration, the number of arrests after release from prison is astounding. We debate the efficacy and morality of prison sentences, but considering that only 42 percent of felony convictions result […]

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Facebook Bans Violence, Crime and Criminal Behavior-Is That Possible?

Observations Facebook is banning violence, crime and criminal behaviors from its platform (see guidelines below). Social media is now a super-highway for mass murderers and their grievances. It’s also used for day-to-day criminal activity. Can offenders communicate criminal intentions without being obvious? Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning […]

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Observations Facebook is banning violence, crime and criminal behaviors from its platform (see guidelines below). Social media is now a super-highway for mass murderers and their grievances. It’s also used for day-to-day criminal activity. Can offenders communicate criminal intentions without being obvious? Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning […]

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US Correctional Population Declines By 726,000

Summary The overall correctional population dropped by 726,000 since the peak year of 2007. There were 111,000 fewer people in prison since the peak year of 2009. More than two-thirds (69 percent) of the correctional population were supervised in the community. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of public relations […]

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Summary The overall correctional population dropped by 726,000 since the peak year of 2007. There were 111,000 fewer people in prison since the peak year of 2009. More than two-thirds (69 percent) of the correctional population were supervised in the community. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of public relations […]

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