Michael Rushford

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President of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, a public interest organization that advocates for crime victims' rights

Michael Rushford on KCRW

After decades of “tough on crime” laws, the US has packed its prisons with young, black convicts for non-violent drug crimes.  Many conservatives now agree a system that’s not working…

Crime and Punishment: Is It Time for Reform?

After decades of “tough on crime” laws, the US has packed its prisons with young, black convicts for non-violent drug crimes.  Many conservatives now agree a system that’s not working…

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After months in the planning stage, 30,000 inmates in California prisons began refusing food on Monday in what they hope will come to be recognized by corrections department officials…

Can a Hunger Strike Force Changes in State Prisons?

After months in the planning stage, 30,000 inmates in California prisons began refusing food on Monday in what they hope will come to be recognized by corrections department officials…

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"The Briggs death penalty law in California simply doesn't work." That's according to Ron Briggs, who wrote the law, along with his father, then State Senator John Briggs, in 1977.

A Change of Heart on California's Killers

"The Briggs death penalty law in California simply doesn't work." That's according to Ron Briggs, who wrote the law, along with his father, then State Senator John Briggs, in 1977.

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