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Glenn Martin’s “Prison-Like” White House Experience

Two weeks after criminal justice advocate Glenn Martin was nearly denied access to a White House event he was invited to, he's still waiting for an explanation. In a widely distributed “open letter” to President Barack Obama last week, Martin revealed that he was required to have a special escort in order to enter the White House complex for a discussion with senior officials on breaking down barriers facing ex-prisoners. Martin, who is one of the country's leading advocates for […]

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Public Defenders: Don’t Cap Student Loan Forgiveness

A White House proposal to cap payments for those participating in the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program could mean fewer young attorneys will choose to work as public defenders, according to a survey by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA), an advocacy group. The PSLF forgives federal student loan balances on which a borrower has paid 10 percent of her income while working in public service for 10 years, but President Barack Obama included as part […]

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Your Data at Risk

The day after President Barack Obama declared cybercrime a “national emergency”, senior executives from AIG and Verizon admitted that corporate boards and management often don't know enough about the risks that cyber breaches pose. Companies around the world increasingly rely upon each other to insure that they don't compromise each other's data—but often fail to grasp the financial risks associated with interconnectivity, Peter Hancock, President and CEO of AIG, said yesterday. Hancock, who delivered the keynote speech to a meeting […]

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Catching Child Sex Traffickers on the Internet

As child sex traffickers increasingly turn to the Internet to facilitate their black market activities, law enforcement and advocates are following them into cyberspace. Researchers, policy makers and advocates gathered at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore yesterday to discuss innovations that could save victims of child sex trafficking. “We are working energetically, as part of a growing movement, to mobilize the power of data and tech innovation, to help win the fight against the evil […]