Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Civil suit may force Reyna recusal on Twin Peaks, and other stories

Here are a few odds and ends which merit Grits readers' attention:
 

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Grits, is there any data source to determine how many 17 year olds are actually sent to prison at that age? How many get regular probation? How many get deferred adjudication?

Anonymous said...

Grits
Brandenburg's storey can be said for all police dept's in the U.S.The police are gangs and the DA's are one of the same. When this injustice is allowed to prevail rebellion is inevitable. The grand jury system is a joke stacked in police favor. I can not blame BLM for their actions.

Gritsforbreakfast said...

Overall, 8:27, I believe John Whitmire said the total cases for this cohort run in the 26,000 per year range, most for small stuff. Not too many enter prison at 17. In fy 2017, just 155 17 year olds went to prison, although some of the 2,088 18 and 19 year olds were imprisoned for crimes committed at 17, so we don't have an exact figure. I know no source for probation/DA by age.

That said, once someone is on adult probation, revocation to prison later becomes a possibility that's forestalled by RTA. How many went to prison on revocations based on charges from an offense at 17, I have no way to estimate concretely. But I bet it's a non-trivial number.

The other big deal on RTA isn't just about incarceration volume, though. Because of the Prison Rape Elimination Act, county jails will need to retrofit if they don't change it. So there's some institutional incentive on this to act, it's not just a do-gooder decarceration thing.

Anonymous said...

So what's the scoop on the Twin Peaks episode? Seems like it will be a never-ending investigation spanning years. Wait... Forcing plea deals. Got it...

Scott Ogle said...

Twin Peaks litigation includes fighting over what the law ought to disclose, but won't. That's all I can say anymore.

Scott Ogle said...

Twin Peaks litigation includes fighting over what the law ought to disclose, but won't. That's all I can say anymore.