Indicted MA Judge Refused Plea Deal in Migrant Case

Newton, Ma., Judge Shelley Joseph was offered a deal to avoid prosecution if she admitted she helped an illegal immigrant escape out a basement door in the courthouse to avoid Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Joseph, 51, was indicted on federal charges of obstruction of justice and interfering with a federal investigation.


Can Big Data Fix Florida’s Criminal Justice System?

Florida now requires the collection of massive amounts of personal information that can be used to determine justice decisions. Proponents argue it will not only save money, but provide for fairer treatment. One legal analyst, however, is skeptical.