Howell Woltz speaks from personal experience. He was arrested, illegally denied bail, and unlawfully held for seven years by the U.S. Government, though never convicted in or by any court of jurisdiction. Woltz vividly illustrates each of his suggested reforms with riveting true stories from cases on which he has worked personally. His sound recommendations demonstrate that making things right by returning to Rule of Law is not only a constitutional necessity, it is long overdue.
A powerful manifesto showing why and how "justice" has been removed from our "criminal justice system"--and what we can do to restore it.
Criminal justice reform has moved to the center of our national conversation about mass incarceration, race, poverty, and economic fairness. But there's been no overarching look at how the erosion of rights has stolen "justice" from us and what can be done about it.
Seizing this moment, Justice Restored is an expose, history lesson, and powerful call-to-action not only to reduce the number of people in prison, but to fix the underlying causes that stack a deeply corrupt criminal justice system against the very citizens it's meant to protect. Each of the book's ten chapters lays out one aspect of the system including:
- the shameful use and misuse of plea bargaining
- the near-complete elimination of parole and the institution of a second sentence known as "supervised" release
- the unintended consequences and abuses of conspiracy charges
- the need to restore jury rights to ensure prosecutors and judges are not above the law