Tag: judges


NiaLena Caravasos Interviewed and Quoted in The Guardian Article Entitled “US prison sentences could vary by up to 63% depending on judge – study”

The Guardian is on the cutting edge of the hot topic recently addressed in a study by the U.S. Sentencing Commission which found that the length of a defendant’s sentence could swing widely nationwide and even within the same city depending upon the judge hearing the case in federal court. Philadelphia was the city with the largest discrepancy, […]


“The Internet v. The Criminal Courts”

Court-imposed internet restrictions and their application to criminal defendants used to be a non-issue. In the past few months, though, the U.S. Supreme Court in Packingham v. North Carolina unanimously invalidated a state law banning registered sex offenders from accessing websites that could facilitate direct communications with minors. Although the majority opinion and concurrence appears […]

Employment Consequences of Conviction

The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) has made available a paper entitled “Legislating Forgiveness: A Study of Post-Conviction Certificates as Policy to Address the Employment Consequences of a Conviction” and written by Heather Garretson, which addresses the fact that mass incarceration in America is creating an employment paradox that is the result of three facts […]