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The Legal Status of a Criminal Confession in AA

By Kathleen Phalen Tomaselli

AA encourages members to admit their wrongs, past and present. But are the rooms of recovery as sacred as a church's confessional booth? MORE  

Crime Lab Delays In Texas Sparking Bogus Drug Convictions

By McCarton Ackerman

A lack of rapid, competent forensic labs and a dearth of public resources has caused another black eye for justice in Texas. MORE  

Drug Czar Pushes Criminal Justice Reform

By Victoria Kim

Gil Kerlikowske insists that Obama's drug strategy will emphasize prevention, treatment and "smart on crime" policies. MORE  

Drunk Driver Spends 22 Months in Solitary Confinement

By Nina Puro

New Mexico is ordered to pay $15.5 million to a man who wasted away in jail after a DUI. MORE  

Philly Court Helps Sex Workers Heal

By May Wilkerson

Project Dawn Court's innovative methods help women break the cycle of addiction and prostitution. MORE  

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