The DA Who Freed Meek Mill Is Revolutionizing Criminal Justice in Philadelphia

The DA Who Freed Meek Mill Is Revolutionizing Criminal Justice in Philadelphia

Philadelphia based rapper Meek Mill was first arrested at the age of 19, when during a 2007 drug bust, “police allegedly used Meek’s head as a battering ram.” He was served with an illegal carry charge and has since been at the whim of the Philadelphia criminal justice system. Meek...

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10 Ways the Criminal Justice System Is Broken

10 Ways the Criminal Justice System Is Broken

Over the summer, I interned with the Cook County Public Defender Office.  I interviewed clients, observed hearings and trials, toured one of Chicago’s jails, and partook in the defense strategizing of a juvenile homicide case.  This internship exposed me to all parts of the criminal justice system, including the various...

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