A ‘Draconian’ System Where the Innocent Plead Guilty

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The notion that the U.S. criminal justice system is broken and needs to be fixed is something you rarely hear from a well-respected senior federal judge.

But that’s exactly what Judge Jed Rakoff of the Southern District of New York detailed during a keynote address at the 11th Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on Friday.

“We created this monster and it’s taken on a life . . .

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