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The Government Shouldn’t Depend on Revenue From Putting People in Jail

The Government Shouldn’t Depend on Revenue From Putting People in Jail

My jaw hit the floor at least twice over the course of two paragraphs while reading this piece from Grand Forks Herald reporter Adam Kurtz. First, there’s this: The Grand Forks County Commission heard from David Bostwick of HDR Architecture, a firm in Chicago hired to conduct a needs analysis of the Grand Forks County

Grand Forks Domestic Violence Court Program Orders Male Offenders to Pay for Treatment but Not Women

During the last legislative session North Dakota lawmakers unanimously passed a law requiring that “offenders who commit domestic violence crimes…participate in post-conviction hearings that will assess sentencing compliance,” as my colleague April Baumgarten reported earlier this month. The legislation in the 2017 session was SB2309. Here’s the relevant excerpt from the bill: Baumgarten’s article was

Grand Forks County's Anonymous Crime Reporting App Sounds Like A Terrible Idea

Recently a man was nearly booted from a flight from Syracuse to Philadelphia because, after boarding, he started writing down symbols and notes that looked bizarre to a woman sitting next to him, making her suspect that he might be a terrorist. It turns out that all Guido Menzio was doing was math. He was writing down some

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