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Law/Criminal Justice
Lead Story
Beyond Confinement
Tuesday, 13 March 2007

It's not just the mentally ill and chemically dependent, but more violent, ruthless young criminals that are challenging the system.

Criminal Justice in America
Tuesday, 13 March 2007


The United States has the world's highest incarceration rate, with one in 32 adults currently or previously behind bars. Is it a failure of the system or a failure of society? U.S. lawmakers are rethinking policies on both.

Feature Story
Q&A: OR State Senator Ginny Burdick
Tuesday, 13 March 2007


As chair of Oregon's Senate Judiciary Committee, Ginny Burdick understands the imbalances in the state's criminal justice system. PT talks to her about practical ways to reduce crime and save Oregon tax dollars in the process.

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Tough - But Smart - On Crime
As incarceration rates continue to climb across the country, states are trying to "get smart."
Policy, Prisons and People
In thinking about our criminal justice system, the challenge is to ask the right questions.
"Creating opportunity for the poor comes down to one word—'choice.'"
In the midst of California's prison crisis, San Francisco's Behavioral Health Court is working to keep mentally ill people out of jail—by giving them the kind of treatment they need most. J...
Founding Fathers signing a document JULY 2008

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