Capping Prison Sentences

December 9th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Understanding Texas Law

The United States has the highest rate of imprisonment in the world. According to figures published by the BBC, 737 out of every 100,000 Americans are currently in jail. The only other country that comes anywhere near that rate is Russia (615 per 100,000 in prison). Marc Mauer, the executive director of The Sentencing Project, […]

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Harris County Jail Employees More Trouble Than Actual Inmates?

February 10th, 2012 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense

The use of excessive force at the Harris County Jail is not news. It’s well known and documented. In fact, a 2009 U.S. Department of Justice report criticized the jail, as well as many others throughout Texas, for what it considered deplorable conditions that resulted in an alarming number of prisoner deaths. It’s now 2012, […]

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