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Mississippi’s Harmful Habitual Offender Laws [Video]

How did a Mississippi man end up getting sentenced to serve 60 years in prison for purchasing cold medicine and batteries? Blame the state’s ineffective and unjust habitual offender laws — Mississippi’s version of a …

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Journalists’ Guide to Reporting on Crime and Public Safety

The public’s perception of crime and punishment is often out of alignment with what really happens to people within the legal system. That gap is informed, in part, by sensational or decontextualized media coverage of …

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