MeToo

Is #MeToo a Driver of Mass Incarceration?

Feminism has become “a legitimator of penalty in an era of declining faith in criminal punishment,” says a former defense attorney in a paper arguing that the #MeToo movement has unwittingly strengthened a justice system that is overly punitive and racially imbalanced.

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The Trauma of Women in Prison

Women serving prison sentences suffer serious trauma both before and during incarceration, according to a new study by the Urban Institute. Researchers say improved awareness of their plight, and better services in the prison systems are urgently needed.

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Scammers Impersonating DOJ Staff Target Elderly

The Department of Justice has issued a fraud alert about a phone scam targeting the elderly, with criminals masquerading as DOJ investigators or employees in order to obtain personal information over the telephone.