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First Step Act Comes Up Short in Trump’s 2020 Budget
Supporters worry because law seeks $75 million a year for five years, but president’s plan lists $14 million.
January 19, 2017
Trump Budget Draft Targets Cops, Crime Victims
Also civil rights enforcement and legal aid for the poor.
By The Marshall Project
January 28, 2016
Why Getting Sued Could Be the Best Thing to Happen to New Orleans’ Public Defenders
The ACLU takes the cash-poor agency to court to force the cash-poor legislature to pay.
February 12, 2015
The Cost of Crime Fighting
Reading between the line items of Department of Justice budgets, past and present.
December 17, 2014
Six Reasons the Death Penalty is Becoming More Expensive
Experts, experts and more experts.
November 18, 2014
Is Mass Incarceration Going Away?
New numbers from 28 states suggest otherwise.