Youth Organizers Meet to Restore Justice and Communities

by Mary C. Piemonte

Restorative justice is a “better alternative” to school suspensions, expulsions and youth incarceration, and would reduce the cost of the “school to prison pipeline,” according to members of the Albany Park Neighborhood Council and The Adler Institute on Public Safety and Social Justice.

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Reform Efforts Underway for Low-Level Federal Drug Crimes

by Mary C. Piemonte

Department of Justice courtesy photo of U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole

The cost to maintain “the crushing” American prison population is “unsustainable,” and if we don’t find a solution to the federal prison population problem, “public safety is going to suffer,” U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole recently told some judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys at the New York State Bar Association annual meeting about the “crisis in the American criminal justice system” on Jan. 30, 2014.

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