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Jeffrey Epstein Associate Ghislaine Maxwell Reportedly Prepared to Out ‘Big Names’ to Help Case

Ghislaine Maxwell, a longtime associate and confidante of the late Jeffrey Epstein, could reportedly start airing out dirty laundry and “naming some big names” in an attempt to help out her own case following her arrest on multiple charges, Page Six reports. The charges include conspiracy to entice minors to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, enticement of a minor to travel to engage in illegal sex acts, conspiracy to transport minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, and transportation of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity. Continue reading Jeffrey Epstein Associate Ghislaine Maxwell Reportedly Prepared to Out ‘Big Names’ to Help Case

US prisons are reportedly creating ‘voice print’ databases

Prisons across the United States are reportedly building biometric databases that include voice recordings of incarcerated people, according to The Intercept. The report cites contracting documents for the state of New York’s prison system, as well as statements from officials in Texas, Florida, Arkansas and Arizona confirming that prisons are actively using voice recognition technology that can extract and digitize voices to create unique and identifiable biometric signatures known as voice prints.

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Justice Department Says It Will Stop Using Private Prisons

The Justice Department announced Thursday that it will no longer use private prisons, which is a decision that will be considered a victory by prison reform advocates who have long argued that private prisonsprovide inadequate care to inmates and that the for-profit prison model favors corporate gains over actual justice. The Washington Post reports that the Justice Department has decided to cease the use of private prisons after determining private prisons are less effective than government-run prisons.

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President Obama Reduces Sentences of 46 Non-Violent Drug Offenders

In an effort to fix the nation’s criminal justice system, President Barack Obama is commuting the sentences of non-violent drug offenders. Today the Washington Post is reporting that the President has reduced the sentences of 46 inmates in an effort to reduce the prison population and operating costs. This comes before Obama’s visit to a federal prison Thusday in Oklahoma, and he’s also expected to speak on prison reform in a speech at the NAACP‘s annual conference in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

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