Criminal Defense Attorneys Have a Role in Reducing Recidivism

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The American Bar Association has passed a new resolution calling for criminal defense lawyers to use a holistic approach with their clients. The resolution follows the release of an ABA report on recidivism rates of convicted criminals. In North Carolina, anyone who has a criminal record learns quickly that there are long-term consequences. Ex-offenders may
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American Jails Have Become De Facto Psychiatric Facilities, P. 1

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This weekend not only marks the 10th anniversary of 9/11, but it marks the 40th anniversary of the Attica prison riots. No, the riots were not in North Carolina, but prison officials here and around the country watched and waited for four days. The riots ended with state troopers opening fire, killing both inmates and
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Fbi Has Another Lead in Notorious 1971 Crime

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Anyone who remembers the early 1970s will remember the epidemic of skyjackings. For a while, there were about 40 a year worldwide. Perhaps criminal defense attorneys look back with rose-colored glasses, or perhaps September 11 has made the skyjackers back then look less dangerous. No one slammed passenger jets into office towers. One skyjacker passed
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South Carolina Mother Confesses to Killing Her Sons

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Shaquan Duley, a resident of South Carolina, confessed to murdering her two young sons. The boys were 18 months and 2 years old when their mother allegedly suffocated them by holding her hand over their mouths until they stopped breathing. She then placed their bodies in her car and claimed that they drowned when the
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