There are three aspects of our criminal justice system that have contributed to our overcrowded prisons. The first and foremost is the misuse of evidence based upon a snitch's statement. Cameron Todd Willingham was wrongfully executed for the arson deaths of his three children based upon shoddy forensic expertise and the false testimony of a jailhouse snitch, who made a deal. Barry Scheck's Innocence Project • • • Following, is the lack of accountability of misconduct by the authorities. "There are two constitutions --- one for criminal cases generally and another for drug cases, which, invites police officer to behave like criminals. And they do". Retired U.S Magistrate Peter Nimkoff of Miami • • • And last is the inflexibility of the mandatory minimum sentencing. ..."Our punishments too severe...
I can accept neither the necessity nor the wisdom of federal mandatory minimum sentences. In all too many cases, mandatory minimum sentences are unjust". Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy addressing the American Bar
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|Publisher: ||Tate Publishing|
|Date published: || 2015|
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