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What Rights Do Utah Inmates Have While Incarcerated?

What Rights Do Utah Inmates HaveWhile

Recently, the ACLU of Michigan filed a federal lawsuit concerning alleged inhumane treatment of female inmates in Muskegon County Jail. The Michigan suit claims physically unsafe conditions, degradation by allowing male guards to watch the women shower, change clothes, and use the restroom. The complaint also alleges that women were denied access to basic sanitary items such as toilet paper, clean underwear, and feminine hygiene products,

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The Effects of Legalized Marijuana on Crime and Incarceration Rates

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With this last election, as Alaska, Oregon and our nation’s capital joined Washington and Colorado in legalizing marijuana use within their borders. But what about the effects has the legalization of marijuana had on incarceration rates in states where it’s been legalized? Will legalization lower prison populations, ease the strain on law enforcement agencies and help lower crime by allowing law enforcement officers to pursue more serious crimes? Here’s what we’ve discovered, looking both nationwide and to our eastern neighbor Colorado, whose legalization of recreational marijuana use made national headlines last fall:

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Police Shootings in Utah Under Public Scrutiny

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Are police officers using excessive force that isn’t justifiable? This question is being asked nationwide, as videos have shown police officers using force to stop victims who are unarmed. In the Utah cases of Danielle Willard, Dillon Taylor, and even the dog named Geist, Utahans are asking if police officers are using excessive force unnecessarily.

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MOST SHOCKING CELEBRITY ARRESTS & THEIR BAIL AMOUNTS

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Young Jeezy, August of 2014/illegal assault rifle

Bail amount of $1 million

As part of the investigation into the shooting death of a man at a Wiz Khalifa concert, a search warrant was issued for Young Jeezy’s tour bus as Khalifa and Jeezy were touring together. During the search, police found firearms that belonged to the members of Jeezy’s entourage, as well as Jeezy’s illegal assault rifle.

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Flaws in the U.S. Jail System: World’s Most Effective Rehabilitation Methods

World's Most Effective Rehab

The United States incarcerates a greater percentage of its citizens than any other country in the world. Specifically, it is estimated that 743 out of every 100,000 United States citizens are incarcerated at some point in their lives. One of the major issues that people have with this fact is that imprisonment requires more than $60 billion per year for the United States. As such, many have begun to push for the implementation of incarceration alternatives as a means of lowering re-conviction rates and saving the country money.

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Apple Pie, Baseball, and Bail Bonds: A Uniquely American Practice

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The idea of using bail bondsmen is unique to the United States and one other country: The Philippines. Other countries use police to handle finding people who skip out on bail, and that bail must be paid to the court, not to an individual at a private company. As a matter of fact, what the US does in allowing bail bondsmen to operate is considered illegal throughout the rest of the world. Bondsmen work by posting a person’s bail for a fee that is nonrefundable. Many countries see it as a type of obstruction of justice, but the US does not interpret it that way.

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How to Escape From Jail…Legally

Escaping JailNow, before you get any ideas, this is not going to be an article detailing how to dig a hole from a jail cell to the freeway, or blast through bars with some crazy chemical concoction. However, if you are interested in learning about legal ways to shorten your prison sentence, you’ve come to the right place. Of course, we all hope never to be in a situation where this kind of information would be helpful, but it’s always better to be prepared. Here are three ways that you can get out of jail faster, no digging or explosives required.

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Know Your Rights This St. Patrick’s Day

Know Your Rights

Regardless of how St. Patrick’s Day came about or the nature of its origin and traditions, the American version of the holiday has become another reason to throw a party, eat some Irish food (or worse, foods we all normally eat dyed green with food coloring), and drink heavily. Sometimes, people who party and drink in excess on St. Patrick’s Day have their run-ins with the law. Disclaimer: the best thing to do is be responsible and under control. However, if you know that you are not the kind of person, who parties responsibly and under control, and you have a sense that a run-in with the law may be in your future, then it is important to know your rights this St. Patrick’s Day.

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Bad Boys DUI Checkpoint Legal know more at Bad Boys Bail Bonds Utah

5 Things to Know About DUI Checkpoints

DUI checkpoints can be a pesky stop on the road, but their purpose is to keep everyone out there safe. The team at Bad Boys …

How the Jail Booking Process Works

Being arrested is a frightening situation, especially when you have to go through the booking process. A typical booking …

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Bail for Boating Under the Influence

Safety should always be a priority when you are out on the water. This cannot be done if you are unable to operate your water …