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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law Elder Law Government by Betsy Kim  
Prison Population Aging at Tremendous Rate [Infographic]

The elderly prisoners population is rising at unprecedented levels. The criminaljusticedegreehub.com infographic below provides statistics on the numbers of convicted senior citizens and the costs of keeping them behind bars. More incarcerations and stiffer sentences contribute to the adding numbers of older prisoners. The graphic states the number of inmates sentenced to life without parole more than tripled from 1992 to 2008. Plus, housing prisoners including their healthcare costs billions. As reported on CNN, The U.S. Supreme Court recently refused …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime by Janet Raasch  
Home Confinement Can Be an Alternative to Prison

Today’s jails and prisons are overcrowded and expensive. To cope, court systems increasingly offer home confinement, or house arrest, as an alternative to traditional incarceration. Home confinement became much more common after the advent of the electronic monitoring bracelet in 1983. In addition, the home confinement alternative allows eligible offenders to retain or seek employment, maintain family relationships and responsibilities, and attend appropriate rehabilitation programs.   Who Is Eligible for Home Confinement? Usually, the option of home confinement is granted …

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Posted 4 years ago in Criminal Law by Michele Bowman  
Jodi Arias Trial’s Penalty Phase Begins This Week

Now that Jodi Arias has been found guilty of first-degree murder by a jury of her peers, she faces the penalty phase of her trial. Because she is eligible for the death penalty as the result of killing her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander, Arias must now make her way through another round of legal processes designed to weigh both the “aggravating” and “mitigating” circumstances of the killing.   The Medical Examiner Returns A capital case in Arizona, as in many states, …

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