Category: News

MEASURED JUSTICE – EPISODE ONE: THE DIGNITY ACT

MEASURED JUSTICE – EPISODE ONE: THE DIGNITY ACT Published on the Legal-Ease Podcast on November 23, 2021 MEASURED JUSTICE covers criminal justice reform topics in America. The first episode discusses issues in prison which precipitated the Dignity Act and similar legislation across the country. Guests include Kurt Altman, State Director in Arizona and New Mexico […]
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The Rittenhouse case is a cautionary tale for conservative legislatures

READ THE ARTICLE HERE: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/rittenhouse-case-cautionary-tale-conservatives PUBLISHED ON FOX NEWS ON NOVEMBER 16, 2021 Thousands of cases a day go through our nation’s court systems, but most do not grab the headlines or scrutiny of the Kyle Rittenhouse trial. The power and prejudice this prosecution is wielding should worry anyone who advocates for the fair administration […]
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Stiff Adoption Scheme Term Sought for Arizona ex-politician

Arizona prosecutors are seeking the stiffest possible prison sentence for a former metro Phoenix politician convicted in an illegal adoption scheme ? one that could land him behind bars for as many as 18 years. The prosecutors have not publicly disclosed precisely how many years in prison they will seek for Paul Peterson, a Republican […]
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Report lists economic benefits of early prison release

A report detailing economic benefits of proposed expanded earned release credits gives a look into a possible new middle ground in the debate on revamping Arizona?s prison system. The report by Rounds Consulting Group analyzed the earned release credits proposal in the 2020 Second Chances, Rehabilitation and Public Safety Act ballot initiative, which didn?t make […]
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Ex-Arizona official to head to prison for illegal adoptions

A former Arizona politician must report to prison Thursday to begin serving the first of three sentences for running an illegal adoption scheme that paid pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to come to the U.S. to give up their babies. Paul Petersen, a Republican who served as Maricopa County assessor for six years and […]
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Adoption lawyer gets 6 years

Adoption attorney Paul Petersen on Tuesday was sentenced in federal court for running a human trafficking ring in which he paid pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to come to the United States and give up their babies for adoption. Petersen, of Mesa, Ariz., received a prison sentence of six years and two months. He […]
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