Biden pardons and reduces prison terms of non-violent drug offenders – JURIST

US President Joe Biden reduced eleven non-violent drug prison terms and pardoned potentially thousands of marijuana possession offenses under federal law or in Washington, DC on Friday. Biden used his…

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UK Closes Legal Loophole Allowing Thousands of Sex Offenders to Change Their Names

A legal loophole in the United Kingdom that has allowed at least 11,000 sex offenders to change their name and avoid detection is to be closed, Charlotte Lynch reports for…

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California County Tries Longer Jail Time to Stop Repeat Offenders

A new pilot program in Santa Clara County, California hopes to tackle the problem of repeat offenders by simply keeping them in jail longer, reports Ian Cull for NBC Bay…

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UK Justice Secretary announces plans to compel offenders to attend sentencing hearings – JURIST

The UK Government plans to give judges new powers to compel convicted criminals to attend their sentencing hearings, according to a post from Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary Alex Chalk….

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