Comment: Hispanic Prison Majority - The US Sentencing Commission reports that Hispanics now comprise over 50% of the people being sentenced in Federal Courts, though they comprise of only 16% of the population. The reason for this massive increase in Hispanic incarceration is that immigration-related prosecutions now top the list for federal prosecutions overall. Associated Press quotes Fordham University Law School professor Deborah Denno, an expert on racial disparities in the criminal justice system: "Statistics like this have to start drawing attention to this country's immigration policies and what we're doing, if this is one of the results. The implications for Hispanics are huge when you think of the number of families affected by having their breadwinners put away for what in some cases would be considered a non-violent offense." Please let us know what you think using our letters section or by writing to us at email@example.com.
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ComingsNGoings: New Appointment Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Barbara Camacho, Esq. as the firm's latest "Fragomen Fellow" effective August 29, 2011. The Fragomen Fellowship is a two-year rotating position the firm established to enhance the pro bono immigration services provided by the City Bar Justice Center, the pro bono affiliate of the New York City Bar Association. Ms. Camacho will focus on advocacy to enhance the access to and quality of counsel for detained immigrants in New York. www.fragomen.com
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