The Failure to Hold Judges to Account

In the November 2018 issue of Prison Legal News, an article on how the #MeToo movement has impacted federal judges, the sobering information that, for six of the past 11 years, not a single federal judge has been reprimanded came to light. Worse, the scarcity of even an investigation is breathtaking. In 2015, only four out of the 1,214 complaints made were given a serious inquiry. Likewise, in 2016, it was only four out of 1,303. Continue reading “The Failure to Hold Judges to Account”

The Fake Statistic That Won’t Die

The Arizona Supreme Court recently overturned a state ban on bail for people accused of sexual assault “when the proof is evident or the presumption great,” holding that the categorical exclusion violated due process. Critics are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case, and their arguments highlight the continuing influence of misconception about the “frightening and high risk of recidivism” among sex offenders. Continue reading “The Fake Statistic That Won’t Die”

The Kabuki Theater of Sentencing Reform

Editor’s Note: With Thanksgiving just a few days away, all of us at #BackSoSoon would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I know this time of year is tough for most of us. It is especially tough for me because I will be released two days before Thanksgiving in 2020 and thus I am anxiously awaiting the day. Take time to reflect on what you are thankful for and don’t necessarily look towards the negative. I am thankful for having a wonderful family who have stuck with me for nearly the past decade, as well as friends and associates. I am also thankful for people like Jackie, who without her help, #BackSoSoon would not be possible. So please everyone if you appreciate everything we share, send her a message and tell her thank you as well.

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday though, we will not be posting this upcoming Friday. In the event there is some type of breaking news, we will let you know as soon as possible. Until then, we hope you enjoy this week’s post by K.S. Remember that all views and opinions are that of K.S. and not necessarily those of #BackSoSoon.

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Is Porn Worse than Terrorism?

Editor’s Note: Make sure you check out Friday’s post as I speak one-on-one with a recently released sex offender from federal prison. In that article, Richard, will detail the struggles he’s had to deal with over the last 5-6 months, as well as putting to rest some of the rumors that many people assume. So don’t forget to share everything with your friends. Our Corrlinks address is at the bottom of this message, as is our website address. Continue reading “Is Porn Worse than Terrorism?”

Helping Our Veterans

Every year, sadly, thousands of veterans are placed through the criminal justice system. Most of their problems may not even be there own, but rather based on issued that stem from their service. I am going to take a break and go personal for a minute. I had a friend named Justin. When I was in elementary school, Justin was two years younger than me, but in my brother’s fourth grade class. He had moved off and when I was a senior in high school, he came back to my town and we actually became really good friends. Continue reading “Helping Our Veterans”

Redefining Childhood

Editor’s Note: In the past few weeks, news has surfaced of several incidents in which individuals have been arrested and charged with child pornography. While this doesn’t seem like a big deal, the problem is, the defendants all had sexual relationships with the minors. Yet, in each of the cases, the minor had reached the age of consent according to that state’s laws, but because pictures were taken, it became a federal porn case. Continue reading “Redefining Childhood”