“Baby Doc” Charged with Crimes Against Humanity

After twenty-five years in self-imposed exile, Haiti’s ex-dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier has returned to Haiti and been charged with crimes against humanity for events that occurred during his 1971-1986 dictatorship.  Duvalier’s dictatorship was known for carrying out torture, execution,…

For the Poor, Bail Often Means Jail

  A Human Rights Watch study found that of those arrested in New York City in 2008 on non-felony charges where bail was set for $1,000 or less, 87 percent were unable to post bail. Nearly three-quarters of those incarcerated…