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  • "Deporting Justice"

    In an ongoing television series, WFAA-TV reveals that thousands of felons accused of murder, rape and assault are often deported instead of standing trial. In Dallas, many of the accused felons are Mexican citizens who, instead of facing criminal trial in the states, are put on a bus and shuttled back to Mexico where they are set free. Deporting the accused felons also decreases the chance of "jail overcrowding."
  • Death in Jail

    This series explores some of the issues around the beating death of an inmate in the Richmond City Jail. There were broken locks on some cells where dangerous or vulnerable prisoners were housed - a condition that was known for a long time but never remedied.
  • Cash Register Justice, Punishing the Poor

    The Columbus Dispatch engaged in a four-day computer-assisted series to document a modern-day debtor prison where cash weighs heavier than guilt in Ohio's largest municipal court system. Stories exposed a secret cash deal by prosecutors that allowed drunken drivers to keep convictions off their record by paying $1,000; false statistics that hid one of the lowest rates of domestic violence convictions nationally; interesting results with tracking of homeless among other issues.(Sept. 25 - 28, 1995)
  • (Untitled)

    The Recorder (San Francisco) looks at the impact large numbers of crack cases are having on San Francisco's justice system; looks at recidivism, probation revocation, juvenile court, jail overcrowding, judges and more, Jan. 3 - 6, 9, 1989.
  • (Untitled)

    Atlanta Journal investigates charges that battered women have become the most common victims of jail overcrowding, as violent defendants who previously would have been locked up are commonly released on bail, July 22, 1987.