There are thousands of people incarcerated in the United States every year. Although the U.S. judicial system is seen as the best in the world, there are flaws. Of the thousands incarcerated, many are behind bars after being wrongfully prosecuted and convicted. Wrongful convictions can occur as a result of several things, but when it happens as a result of judicial misconduct, those involved should be held accountable. There is a little known law called the Citizens Protection Act, but it needs to be beefed up. A Just Cause wants Congress to strengthen this law.
H.R. 3396 (105th): Citizens Protection Act of 1998
To establish standards of conduct for Department of Justice employees, and to establish a review board to monitor compliance with such standards.
A Just Cause wants Congress to strengthen this law. Please help A Just Cause by signing the petition at Change.org.
About A Just Cause
A Just Cause is a non-profit organization that was set up to help bring attention to the misconduct that can occur in the courtroom, and to help facilitate judicial reform to hold officers of the court accountable for their actions. The mission of A Just Cause (AJC) is to join in the fight against over-criminalization of trivial/obscure acts and provide competent legal representation in criminal cases where misconduct is suspected on the part of judges, prosecutors and/or court appointed defense counsel. A Just Cause will offer assistance through a criminal defense attorney referral service or help subsidize legal and court fees. A Just Cause will also work diligently to assist other organizations who are working for criminal justice reform.