Crime to Corrections

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Crime to Corrections
A guide to our Justice System

By: Joseph Reagan

Abstract
The following brief will be presented outside a federal courthouse to the public after a recent round up of local gang members by federal, state and local authorities. Included in the brief will be information on the process by which the suspects were taken into custody, booked and all information recorded. We will also give a detailed, step by step overview of the federal justice system as it pertains to the defendants as they work their way through the legal system. Our brief will conclude with the corrections process as it applies to a federal case. The brief is intended to make the public aware of how law enforcement, the judicial system, and corrections all work together to try to make the process through the legal system as smooth as possible to maintain due process while upholding the law.

Welcome, I understand this is a difficult and confusing time for you if you are here because of the recent arrests that occurred. I am going to explain in detail to you the steps that will be taken as each suspect is processed through the jail. I will then discuss the pretrial measures as required by law to protect the defendant as well as the victims in this case. Finally, I will discuss pretrial steps as well as what will occur should a federal trial take place for the defendant. Please hold any questions till the end of my briefing so we can get through all the information as there is a lot of it.
First, let me discuss the arrest. This morning, at approximately 6:00a.m., Federal officers, with the support of 50 local officers and State troopers, rounded up and arrested several gang members believed to be suspects in a Federal Investigation. Following the arrest each suspect was booked into the local jail. Fingerprints, pictures, and personal information were taken at…...

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