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What Really Causes Mass Incarceration?

In a new book, law professor John Pfaff unpacks the standard story of what causes mass incarceration in the United States. Prison overcrowding, racial disparities, and privatization are clear symptoms of a system in need of reform. To gain ground on correcting these symptoms, we need to properly understand the causes. The Standard Story of…

Federal Prosecutor Resigns Over Misconduct
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Federal Prosecutor Resigns Over Misconduct

Recently, I wrote about the problem of prosecutor misconduct. Now, a case out of Leavenworth prison demonstrates why we need a proactive approach to prosecutorial accountability. The investigation began when the judge ordered a special master to look into misleading and contradictory statements made by the prosecutors. It came to light that the attorney’s office had…